Sierra Club honors Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
In honor of May, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Sierra Club’s Scrapbook blog highlights some of the Club’s recent collaborations with Asian Americans and Asians.
Below are excerpts from the Club’s blog entry. Read the entire post here.
[This spring, Sierra Club President Allison] Chin will address the EPA in San Francisco and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, D.C., relating her own story as an Asian American environmentalist and stressing the importance of the Blue Green Alliance. She will also speak at two events in Southern California…
The Sierra Club has long been partnering with Asian Americans. In New Orleans, Delta Chapter activists helped parishioners at the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church form the Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation, dedicated to sustainably rebuilding New Orleans’ Viet Village neighborhood…
Club Executive Director Carl Pope met in 2007 with Zhou Wenzhong, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, in Washington, D.C., to discuss solutions to environmental challenges in both countries, and how the U.S. and China can learn from one another.
I greatly appreciate the work of the Sierra Club, Sustainable South Bronx, and numerous other environmental and community-based organizations that incorporate and celebrate racial and ethnic diversity in their programs.
– posted by Debbie Chong