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Broadway Green Alliance Launches Virtual #GreenQuarantine Learning Sessions

Broadway Green Alliance Launches Virtual #GreenQuarantine Learning Sessions

The Broadway Green Alliance has announced the launch of a new virtual learning program in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has shutdown Broadway and closed theatres across the country. The BGA will host weekly virtual sessions covering a wide range of green topics, hosted by members of the theatre and environmental community.

All sessions will be free and open to the public. Learning sessions are currently scheduled to run every Thursday at 1pm in addition to family-friendly upcycled craft sessions every Saturday morning at 11am.

"During this incredibly difficult time, the Broadway Green Alliance remains committed to supporting our community and serving as the theatre industry's green anchor," said Broadway Green Alliance Director, Molly Braverman. "While theatres are dark and many of our members are out of work, we see a need for people to stay connected to each other and with our earth. These sessions are a way for us to come together and adapt our sustainable tools to this unprecedented time, as well as build our knowledge base to galvanize us for the days ahead."

The Broadway Green Alliance encourages the community to reach out with green topics and questions that they would like to see covered in future sessions. Interested participants can learn more and RSVP for sessions at

Current Schedule:

Every Thursday, 1pm-2pm: Green Learning Sessions

Earth Week: Save the date! Our next upcycled craft session will take place during Earth week, which begins on April 20th.
Check back for updates.


You Live You Learn: To Live Without Single-Use Plastics in the Theatre

Thursday, April 9th
Hosts: Beth Malone and Molly Braverman

Single use plastics: they're everywhere. Join Tony and Grammy nominee, Beth Malone, to learn about how she championed a single-use plastic free production on Transport Group's The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Broadway Green Alliance Director, Molly Braverman, will review facts about single-use plastics and lead a discussion on how we can all take steps to follow Beth's lead when the theatre lights turn back on.


Next to a New Normal: Rebuilding Sustainably after Coronavirus

Thursday, April 16th
Host: Sandra Goldmark

Coronavirus has changed our world, but at some point we'll return to work outside our living rooms. What do we want our "new normal" to look like? Can we use this unique moment to rethink "business as usual" and build a more sustainable model? Join a discussion with Sandra Goldmark about how we can institute much needed changes in our industry to come back stronger - and better.


Into the Unknown: Understanding Carbon Pricing and Dividends and How You Can Help

Thursday, April 23rd
Host: Michael Chase

Don't get off your couch and join this Green Quarantine session about ways to engage with policy to make a systemic impact. Climate lobbyist Michael Chase will take us through "Carbon Pricing and Dividends 101" and present how activists can follow and engage with carbon pricing bills already under consideration in Congress. Learn how to influence climate policy from home, and prepare for systemic approaches to climate disruption even as we "shelter in place".



Only for Now: Managing the Stress of Self-Isolation and Being Green

Watch the video recording here

Thursday, March 26th
Host: Andrea Mechanick Braverman, PhD

What does it mean to be a resilient environmentalist during the COVID-19 epidemic? How can you build resilience in the face of so many mounting crises? What does resilience even mean? In this session, psychologist Dr. Andrea Mechanick Braverman will take you through ways to manage the stress of self-isolation, ways to embrace a "sustainable self," and how to navigate the guilt associated with letting go of certain green practices in the face of a global health crisis -- all while building hope for the future and the work ahead.

Not Throwing Away Your... Trash: Crafting Upcycled Pencil Holders

Watch the video recording here

Saturday, March 28th
Host: Sasha Pensanti

Calling green crafters of all ages! Join Sasha Pensanti, creator of Some Other Me Shoppe, as she leads weekly craft sessions to make beauty out of the "trash" lying around your home. Connect with other crafters to learn how to keep your family entertained - sustainably! This week we will learn how to upcycle used jars and cans into decorative pencil holders. A full supply list will be provided after registration - all supplies will be common household items and, of course, items saved to be upcycled!

Somewhere That's Green: Zero-Waste in the Time of Social Distancing

Click here to download Mara's Zero-Waste E-Book
Watch the video recording here

Thursday, April 2nd
Host: Mara Davi Gaines

With lots of time at home, thinking about a "low-waste" lifestyle may seem intriguing yet near impossible. Mara Davi Gaines, Broadway Actor, Green Captain Alumni, and experienced zero-waste practitioner will guide you through practical beginning steps for going low-waste during this period of social distancing. She will provide ideas and options for shopping, storing, and creating home supplies as we all hunker down and get creative about our individual household actions.

All You Wanna Do: Make Upcycled Playbill Flowers

Watch the video recording here

Saturday, April 4th
Host: Sasha Pensanti - Creator, Some Other Me Shoppe

Calling green crafters of all ages! Join Sasha Pensanti, creator of Some Other Me Shoppe, as she leads weekly craft sessions to make beauty out of the "trash" lying around your home. Connect with other crafters to learn how to keep your family entertained - sustainably! This week, Sasha will teach us how to make her signature Playbill flowers you might recognize from Broadway Flea and Broadwaycon. All you need is glue (hot glue or regular glue) and any type of paper from around your house (old Playbills, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, computer paper, etc). Put your "green thumb" to use while staying safely inside!

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