The Green Salon 1/29/2009

Thursday January 29, 5 PM, Klavierhaus

Welcome Peter Fusaro
Introduction of Artist Carmen Cook
Guest Artist Michael Cabe
Introduction of Speaker Peter Fusaro
Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Laska
Green Banking: What it is and How it works
Conversation Peter Fusaro, Moderator
Closing Remarks Peter Fusaro
Carmen Cook

The Global Change Foundation (in Formation)

The Global Change Foundation supports education in energy and the environment. Its mission is to raise funds for projects and scholarships for global change. There are fourteen separate projects under development. The Green Salon is the first of these.

Klavierhaus, Sujatri and Gabor Reisinger Klavierhaus is the professional home of extraordinary historic pianos and the two Hungarian born brothers Sujatri and Gabor Reisinger who skillfully restore them. Sujatri can be seen on stage at Carnegie Hall and other concert stages where major events occur. He has been voicing and regulating pianos for demanding artists in concert situations for over three decades. Gabor is President of the Design Center at the Klavierhaus piano salon. The Fazioli Salon’s intimate setting in the rear of Klavierhaus hosts recording sessions, master classes, concerts and visiting pianists and The Green Salon.

Michael Cabe is a Seattle born artist who has performed in some of New York’s finest performance spaces, including Birdland and Sweet Rhythm as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington. In addition to his solo career, he has his own jazz trio. Michael earned a Master’s Degree in Jazz Piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music in 2005. A composer and educator, having created the curriculum for an Introduction to Jazz program for students from grades three through eight, he presents these programs to schools throughout the country as well as in a music conservatory in China through video conferencing technology. His accomplishments have be chronicled by the BBC and Fox News. He will tell you about his new CD.

Dr. Mark Laska, Partner, Ecology Venture Partners, has 20 years experience as an ecologist, focusing on terrestrial and wetland biology and ecological strategy for private sector clients. Many of his projects have focused on wetland restoration and planning. He feels strongly that people are the best resource for acquiring and sharing information. He received a PhD from Rutgers University, an MS from Fordham and a BA from the University of Colorado.

Peter Fusaro - Founder and Chairman of Global Change Associates, author of 15 books on energy, environment and green finance and a sought-after keynote speaker, created the Green Salon with Carmen Cook to bring the arts and environment into closer, accessible harmony and dialogue.

Carmen Cook - VP Marketing, for Global Change Associates, graduated from Juilliard with a degree in Voice. A Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, she performed in opera, operetta and musical theater and performed in theater and television. She was a real estate broker with Halstead Property, where she was a Vice President, before joining Global Change Associates

Global Change Associates at is the website with detailed green financial market information. Other Global Change Associates’ activities include:

The Wall Street Green Trading Summit — Peter Fusaro’s WSGTS has its 8th annual conference at the New York Times Center April 1 and 2. If you would like to attend or sponsor, contact Andrew Saunders . Check out

Carbon Market Seminar February 24 — cutting edge seminar taught by Peter Fusaro at The Torch Club. Contact Carmen Cook at 212-222-3775 for further information or go to Limited to 22 attendees.

Your Donation is essential for the continuation of The Green Salon. It provides for the modest honorarium for the artist(s) and defrays the cost of renting this performance space for our salon. Through the beauty of music, expert awareness from our speakers and conversation generated by our attendees. The Green Salon seeks to serve the environmentally aware community. Please help us keep these special evenings alive and growing with your much appreciated donation.

Upcoming Green Salons — Save the Dates and tell your friends

  • Wednesday March 18
  • Wednesday April 29
  • Wednesday May 20

Price: 10.00
you can add an additional donation to support the Foundation