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A Farm and a Factory for an Earth-friendly future



A Farm and a Factory for an Earth-friendly future

An Italian Cultural Institute of New York Webinar – “Sustainability & Italian Innovation” series – on the occasion of Earth Day 2020.

Click here to register. The webinair will also be available on the Institute's Facebook page

Please join us for a virtual event hosted by journalist Maria Teresa Cometto in conversation with Isabella Rossellini, actress, model & filmmaker, who will talk about her organic farm in Long Island; and Maureen Kline of Pirelli North America, who will talk about making tires with natural rubber and more…


The daughter of Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini and Swedish-American actress Ingrid Bergman, Isabella Rossellini began her career as a model at age 28, when she posed for both British and American Vogue. Since then she has been in a number films, including Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her, The Innocent, Crime of the Century and Big Night. Also a philanthropist, she works for groups like the Wildlife Conservation Network, the George Eastman House, and the Central Park Conservancy. She has a Master’s Degree in Animal Behavior, and she has written, directed, and acted in the ‘Green Porno’ web series and in the one-woman show, “Link Link Circus.”

Maureen Kline is Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability for Pirelli North America, responsible for the US, Canada and Mexico. She is based in New York. She is a member of the board of Pirelli North America Inc. and a board member and former board chair of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. She is a member of the Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee of the Automotive Industry Action Group, and of the Standards Advisory Group of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. She writes a column on sustainability for She also coteaches a course called Enterprise Sustainability within Clarkson University’s Engineering Management Master’s program, with Tom Polton.

Maria Teresa Cometto is a journalist and award-winning author based in New York. Since 2000 she has been covering business and high-tech for Corriere della Sera, the leading Italian daily, and writing for other important magazines.


Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

Organized by : IIC

Entrance : Free