Dear Environmental Forum Readers: Environmentalism can be ignited in many ways: through hands-on learning, direct experience with nature, processing scientific data, and more.
Today, I'm pleased to introduce you to Charlene Jung, Asian Segment Marketing Program manager here at Wells Fargo. Charlene believes that professional success begins with finding passion in what you do every day, supporting the communities where we work and mentoring as a key component of professional development. She has joined us to share some of the work she's doing and show us how art can be used to spark environmental passion. (—SR)
How we care for our environment affects everyone, everywhere. That's why Wells Fargo was so excited to help launch a new program with the Asian Pacific American Heritage Association of Houston (APAHA) to promote green awareness and conservation to Asian/Pacific American youth.
Wells Fargo served as legacy sponsor for this first-of-its-kind "Go Green" Art Contest and Expo that works with students to promote Asian American environmental stewardship. The program involves young people creating art to educate and engage the community on sustainability and conservation. Over 30 students from three Houston-area school districts entered in two categories: drawing/2D design and 3D design.
Students were encouraged to be creative and show their passion and commitment to "green" stewardship through their art. The results were amazing! Winners were awarded up to $1,000 in cash scholarships, and top art displays were also featured in a special exhibit at the The Art Institute of Houston (AIH) during June.
APAHA has been serving the Houston area community for 20 years, fulfilling its mission to "promote awareness and increase understanding of the Asian/Pacific American culture and its diversity."
It's everyone's responsibility to care for our environment. That's why at Wells Fargo we're continuing efforts to strengthen the environmental well-being of the communities we serve. With partners like APAHA and programs like the "Go Green" Art Contest and Expo, we hope to promote a healthier, more sustainable world, one community at a time!