We looked down from the balcony of the American Museum of Natural History’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, gazing at the famous 94-foot-long blue whale. “What a perfect place to hold an event devoted to sustainability,” I thought. I’d been here before — countless times as a child, gazing at the natural wonders of the earth. More recently, just a few weeks prior I sat at a table just like the ones I’m looking at now for a black-tie construction industry dinner. But the setting seemed so much more apropos for this event, the 2012 Rainforest Alliance Gala Awards Ceremony.
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