- Aug 3, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts on Tap
Date: Wednesday, August 3
Speaker: Rebecca McBride
Cost: FREE to attend
Rebecca McBride will be discussing her nonprofit, Ecofluent.
“Leading scientists estimate 75 to 100 species go extinct every day. Every day. It’s hard not to feel completely powerless in light of such complex and significant challenges facing our environment and the beautiful beings that inhabit it. But you are not powerless.
The idea behind Ecofluent is simple, but powerful. Individual choices can change our world.
By making everyday purchases that support companies who place a high value on sustainability—whether it’s a grocery store purchase, investment decision, or travel destination—we can collectively use the principles of supply and demand to fundamentally reshape our economy to one that supports a balanced and healthy environment.
At Ecofluent, you’ll find the resources you need to make sure your choices count.
So let’s change the world. Together. Spend wisely. Spend kindly. Be ecofluent.”
Founder and President of EcoFluent
Rebecca brings over 30 years of experience in strategic planning, management, and marketing to the organization, most recently as Senior Associate Director of the University of Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Throughout her life, she has felt an inherent and spiritual connection with the natural world, and a compelling desire to re-examine the relationship between humankind and our environment. After earning her MBA from the University of Illinois, she began a personal exploration of the writings and teachings surrounding environmental science, environmental sociology, environmental ethics and related fields. Those studies, combined with her lifelong interest in sustainability were catalyzed into action by a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2005 (she is currently cancer-free), and in 2008, 4 Osprey—an organization designed to promote the acceptance of an ecocentric value system—was born.
Arts on Tap is a free learning/lecture series. These events are free to attend and open to the public. Enjoy the conversation and grab a beverage from our Inspiration Bar!