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Mitsubishi International Corporation Foundation Announces 2003 Environmental Breakfast Series

Mitsubishi International Corporation Foundation Announces 2003 Environmental Breakfast Series

Published 02-25-03

Submitted by Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas

NEW YORK, NY – The Mitsubishi International Corporation Foundation (MICF) announces its 7th annual Environmental Breakfast Series. Supporting the Foundation's goal of facilitating environmental education, the breakfast series is an opportunity to convene people of the local environmental community, and for leaders in the environmental community to educate funders, providers and users of environmental education services in the New York area.

To RSVP for any of these events, please call Jacqueline Langott at (212) 605-2081 or email at Jacqueline.Langott@t.mitsubishicorp.com two weeks prior to each breakfast.

Spring Breakfast
Date: Monday, March 10, 2003
Time: 8:30am-10am
Speaker: Joel Makower, Founder, GreenBiz.com
Topic: From Here to Sustainability: The Promises (and Pitfalls) of Environmentally Responsible Business
Host: Christodora, Inc.
Location: One East 53rd Street – Lobby/Gymnasium (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, NY

Summer Breakfast
Date: Friday, June 6, 2003
Time: 8:30am-10am
Speaker: Ashok Gupta, Director, Air and Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Topic: Responsible Energy Policy for the 21st Century
Host: Staten Island Botanical Garden
Location: Tea House of the Chinese Garden, Staten Island Botanical Garden, Staten Island, NY

Fall Breakfast
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2003
Time: 8:30am-10am
Speaker: George Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy
Topic: Alliance for Zero Extinction
Host: Audubon Society
Location: Prospect Park Audubon Center, Brooklyn, NY

Winter Breakfast
Date: Thursday, November 13
Time: 8:30am-10am
Speaker: Tensie Whelan, Executive Director, Rainforest Alliance
Topic: Changing Corporate Practices in the New Millennium: Accountability in Environmental and Social Practices
Host: New York Botanical Garden
Location: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

About The Mitsubishi International Corporation Foundation

The Mitsubishi International Corporation Foundation, based in New York City, was established in 1992 with funding from Mitsubishi International Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan, its parent company. With a current endowment of approximately $4 million, the Foundation has contributed more than $1.5 million to organizations supporting environmental education and civil society.

MICF seeks to promote environmental causes in the broadest terms throughout the Americas. This encompasses conservation, biodiversity and protection of the natural environment, as well as social causes such as human rights and poverty alleviation. Specifically, MICF aims to advance programs that link environmental and social imperatives and promote constructive dialogue and consultation among the various stakeholders who are affected by or interested in the issues we seek to address.

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Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas

The Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas, based in New York City was established 1991 with funding from Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan, and its U.S.-based subsidiary, Mitsubishi International Corporation. Since its establishment, the Foundation has contributed over $12 million to environmental causes throughout the Americas. We have funded over 100 projects in more than 15 countries, focusing on four themes: biodiversity conservation, environmental education, environmental justice, and sustainable development.

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