Live at Planthouse: Interview with Frances Beinecke, February 6th

Randy Cohen’s radio show Person Place Thing, will return to Planthouse this Winter, February 6, 7PM to interview Frances Beinecke. Hope you will join us! Please email by February 1st to reserve your spot. Seating is limited.


Person Place Thing
Person Place Thing is produced with the JCC in Manhattan and sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.


Frances Beinecke is the former president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the nonprofit conservation group, serving since 2006. She was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. She currently serves on the boards of the World Resources Institute, the NRDC Action Fund, Climate Central and ClientEarth. She previously served on the boards of the Wilderness Society, the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development, and the New York League of Conservation Voters.

Beinecke received a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

In 2007, Beinecke was awarded The National Audubon Society’s prestigious Rachel Carson Award, a premier award honoring distinguished American women environmentalists.


Photo courtesy © Benjamin Swett from the forthcoming Planthouse publication, Home Winds.