The National Association of Asian American Professionals will be staging the 24th Annual NAAAP Convention & Diversity Career Fair, presented by Macy’s, August 12 -15, 2010 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The convention: “Gateway to Leadership” will feature keynote speaker Leon Panetta, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and numerous other business, civic and community leaders. In addition, there will be a 2 day FREE Career Fair (Friday, Aug. 13, 9am-5pm and Saturday, Aug 14, 9am-4pm) featuring recruiters from national and local Bay Area companies.
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Founder of Kids vs Global Warming
The Bay Area Schools Environmental Conference put on by the City of San Jose Environmental Services Department last May was nothing but inspirational. Concerned students were thirsting for new information and ways to slow global warming and rethink how we can be better guardians of our planet… for it is the youth that will be the custodians of the future.
The City of San Jose has committed to promoting awareness and activism for improving our environment. It is one of the leaders in the nation with mayor Chuck Reed’s “Green Vision” program. The Bay Area Schools Environmental Conference brought hundreds of students together to discuss their concerns and learn from the dozens of nonprofits committed to building a sustainable future.
But what was most inspirational was the keynote speaker. 15 year-old Alec Loorz, the founder of Kids vs Global Warming http://kids-vs-global-warming.com rallied the audience, young and old to come together and actively participate in the improvement of our environment from a global perspective to a personal view. “We can do things right now” he proclaimed as he advised us on things we can do on a daily basis such as reducing the use of water while showering or brushing our teeth. On a global scale he is organizing a “Million Kid March” http://kids-vs-global-warming.com/iMatter_March.html, mobilizing the youth around the world to take a stand and let our governments and corporations know that we need to make changes NOW!
If nothing else, Alec and the many committed youth at the conference gives us hope that there will be a brighter tomorrow. It is but a work in progress.
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Gr8 mtg w/ EngageHer mgt team. Lot’s of exctng events for 2010 in dev http://ping.fm/U7VAI
Incredible Eco-Fashion Show. Congrats Susan, Monique, Lori, Jinah, Cynthia, et al http://tinyurl.com/ncmfwj
Eco-Chic Fashion show tomorrow. Your old jeans are in fashion http://tinyurl.com/ncmfwj
Great workshop last night. Congrats Dee. http://ping.fm/AgnIb