DISCUSSION 3: PROSPERITY
Our third discussion focused on five SDGs under the umbrella of "prosperity": Affordable & Clean Energy, Decent Work & Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, and Sustainable Cities & Communities. Our Speaker, Mayor Lydia Kou of Palo Alto, spoke to us about her experience living in four different countries and her fight to solve homelessness, make California safer, and create affordable housing. A recording of the event is available on our Youtube channel.
DISCUSSION 2: PEOPLE
Our second discussion focused on the people-related SDGs: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, and Life Above Land. We hosted a panel with Ming Dai, a Senior VP of commercial banking at East West Bank, and Derek Zhu, the CTO of Human Longevity, who addressed us on how equitable practices have been implemented in banking and science, as well as the importance of a global perspective in both the business and tech sectors. A recording of the event is available on our Youtube channel.
DISCUSSION 1: PLANET
Our first discussion, Planet, connected high school and college students across the world through a dialogue about environmental SDGs: Clean Water and Sanitation, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, and Life Above Land. We featured Mayor Darcy Paul of Cupertino to speak and address questions about his career as a public servant, Cupertino's sustainability projects, and the process of passing local policies. A recording of the event and a four minute highlight video is available on our Youtube channel.
PROJECT 17 x JOJ EPA WORKSHOP
The Project 17 x Journals of Justice EPA workshop aimed to build the communication and respectful listening skills necessary for cooperation between people from different national, geographical, and cultural backgrounds. The event connected 50 high school students from across the world, focusing on the work of different Environmental Protection Agencies (EPAs) and equivalents in different countries. We featured Shally Shanker, the founder and managing partner of AiiM Partners, to speak on her career in sustainablity investment.