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Finalist: Startups for Good Challenge at the Social Good Summit

em[POWER] selected as one of the eight finalists for the Startups for Good Challenge at the Social Good Summit presented by Mashable, the United Nations Foundation and 92Y. “From life-changing technologies that reduce poverty and disease to online volunteerism for busy professionals, the Startups For Good Challenge contestants proved they had more than just a great business idea: They also are working to make a positive impact on the world.”

To learn more about the competition and Social Good Summit: Social Good Summit 2011

2nd annual summit: Mashable, 92nd Street Y, and the United Nations Foundation present the second annual Social Good Summit. Held during UN week, the Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. The Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together this September with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place.


em[POWER] at the SustaiNext Conference

Today, two members of em[POWER], Henry Chao and Nasir Uddin, attended the SustaiNext Summit at Drexel University.

“The goal of this Summit is to exchange important research, the latest thinking, ideas, and comment on how to create sustainable communities and a global society.

The speakers, presenters, and panelists at the Summit have been carefully selected to help all to better understand the factors that are impacting how to improve America’s educational, economic and societal systems for delivering on the America promise in this the 21st century.

This Summit meeting is designed to be a stimulating, interactive, productive, and an enjoyable experience for all to truly explore how we learn, teach, work and live, to deliver on a sustainable future.

The Sustainability Collaborative is the meeting place of people, ideas and concepts that may help to shape the important topics pertaining to universal sustainability.

The goal of the Collaborative is to bring forth topics, ideas and concepts that may help to shape the important topics of universal sustainability. The Collaborative began its formative programs thorough Secretary of Education Arne Duncan 2010 sponsorship of the Sustainability Education summit.  The Collaborative will continue its SustaiNext, a 2-year process, at Drexel on March 22 and 23, 2011. This process will continue to the West coast in the fall of 2011 at Arizona State University, followed by an EU-based 2011 summit at Dublin City University, Ireland. The Collaborative will convene a global meeting in Washington D.C. in the first quarter 2012.”

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