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Duggal Greenhouse Hosts Al Gore’s ’24 Hours of Reality’ Leading Up to Climate Week NYC
At Duggal Visual Solutions, sustainability is part of our identity. From our certified Sustainable Green Printing practices and memberships in the U.S. Forest Stewardship Council and Rainforest Alliance to Lumi Solair, our off-grid solar and wind powered street lighting engineered by founder Baldev Duggal, everything we do is with the environment in mind.
Al Gore’s ’24 Hours of Reality’ LIVE From the Duggal Greenhouse
Our efforts toward a better, brighter and more beautiful future played center stage leading up to Climate Week NYC as former vice president and longtime climate change thought leader, Al Gore aired 24 Hours of Reality LIVE from The Duggal Greenhouse Sept. 16-17, 2014.
Gore’s fourth annual live streaming program offered a diverse range of programming and a full perspective on global warming, with exclusive documentaries and entertainment throughout. Celebrities such as Lost actress Maggie Grace and singer Jason Mraz popped by for guest interviews, and each hour featured a new “reason for hope” for viewers and supporters to rally around.
24 Hours of Reality producers selected the Duggal Greenhouse because of its mission to not only be the most exciting new urban venue in NYC, but to also serve as a living laboratory of sustainability. It is no surprise that Duggal’s initial conceptualization of the Greenhouse was inspired by Gore’s 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
A panoramic view of the East River and Manhattan skyline was picture perfect while also representative of the dangers that Gore has been addressing for nearly a decade. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy sent the East River plowing through the Greenhouse, causing extensive damage and delaying its grand opening by more than 5 months. Sandy re-ignited the country’s attention to climate change, coastal vulnerability and the very real possibility that these types of disasters could become a self-inflicted norm.
James Balog’s ‘Changing Ice, Changing Climate’ On Display at the International Center of Photography
A few days after “24 Hours of Reality,” hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of NYC to participate in a global People’s Climate March on Sept. 21; it was the largest climate march in history. As the worldwide meeting point for the art of photography, the International Center of Photography and partner Duggal Visual Solutions installed a climate change-inspired edition of their Picture Windows project in time for the Climate Week NYC crowd to see. ICP harnesses the power of environmental photography through the work of James Balog, whose Extreme Ice Survey provides visual evidence of global warming’s effect on polar landscapes over several years. The must-see installation is located on the ICP Museum’s 43rd Street windows, on display through January 11, 2015.
Duggal is extremely proud of its role as an incubator of sustainability and green technology. We will continue to use our position as a leading producer and consultant of sustainable visual production and technologies in hopes of inspiring others to do their part.
“Go Green, Live the Dream” – Baldev Duggal