I recently attended Santa Clara University’s Boot Camp for social entrepreneurs, the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) — which never misses ‘wowing’ audiences as to how innovative individuals can be when confronted with a pressing societal need. With support from the Tech Awards, Presented by Applied Materials, the GSBI has been mentoring and training would-be entrepreneurs how to make their vision come alive profitably.
At Applied Materials we believe that the arts have the power to bring together people of diverse backgrounds in shared experiences. Connect those people through social media, add a Latin beat, and a flash mob is created.
The recent San Jose Jazz Festival, sponsored in part by Applied Materials, celebrates jazz, salsa, and the blues in a community wide event that raises funds for year round music education for youth.
I recently blogged about why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is ending the Climate Leaders program for the Green Tie, the official blog of NAEM, the premier association for EHS Management.
The following is a short excerpt from my post.
In an announcement that surprised me, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that it plans to end its Climate Leaders program. As a partner in the program, I received a letter explaining the rationale for this move.
In Santa Clara County 1 in 4 people are at risk of experiencing hunger this year. Last month alone, Second Harvest Food Bank provided assistance to 212,000 people, many of whom were children. Their Family Harvest Program, which serves families with children, grew by 30% this past year. Because Hunger is a global concern, high school seniors who recently visited Applied Materials from Taiwan took time to visit Second Harvest and volunteer for half a day.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a period designated by the U.S. Congress to acknowledge the presence and contributions of Latinos in the United States and which officially begins today, I wanted to take the opportunity to blog and reflect on this year’s theme: “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America.”
On September 22-23 in Santa Clara, California, Applied Materials will be hosting a conference entitled “Communicating Sustainability: Integrating Green and Responsibility into your Organization’s DNA. In this age of increasing employee diversity, mobility and turnover, the question of how to build a sustainability culture is a critical and challenging inquiry.
I am please to share that this year’s James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, presented by Applied Materials, will recognize Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan for her leadership and efforts in protecting human rights around the world.
The Award, inspired by Applied Materials Chairman Emeritus, Jim Morgan, honors individuals whose broad vision and leadership are helping to address humanity's greatest challenges. The presentation will be made at the Tech Awards in Santa Clara, CA on November 6, 2010.
I have had the opportunity to do lots of volunteer work over the years in cities across the U.S. – gleaning food for distribution to families in need, weeding community gardens, painting houses for the elderly and low income, being a classroom mentor, as well as serving on boards of nonprofit organizations. Every activity has been a great personal experience that helped shape my leadership skills, allowed me to think about social problems in new ways, and create perspective on what's important in life.
The Applied Materials Foundation extended its support of SOS Children’s Villages of India by sponsoring family homes for 30 children, an 18 seater school bus and solar lights for the main avenue of the village. The solar street lights will provide clean, highly energy efficient and economical light to the village campus.
The Applied Materials Foundation’s support of SOS Children’s Villages of India is part of its commitment to civic development initiatives that support innovative uses of renewal energy with a special focus on underserved communities as well as basic needs. Through our commitment of making a positive social contribution, the company is working to build a more sustainable and bright future around the world.
Applied Materials, in partnership with the Korean University Council for Social Service, hosted 20 engineering students from various universities in Korea as part of a Global Leadership Program. The students traveled to the U.S. to learn about the high-tech industry, new technologies and corporate social responsibility.