The purpose of the Green Room Reception is to recognize African American energy and environmental professionals during the 2012 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. Currently, there is little networking, collaboration, and support for African Americans working across these sectors, and a lack of leadership in the development of minority young professionals who enter them.
AAEA President Norris McDonald will be recognized at this event for his 'decades of service to the African American community around the environment and energy.'
Later this fall Vestige Strategies, LLC will launch the “Emerging Leaders in Energy & the Environment Network” to connect young, African American professionals across the country working both in the energy and environmental space. The mission of the network will be to promote and encourage greater African-American representation and leadership in the energy and environmental industries. The goal of this network is to create a space in major cities for an intergenerational connection among current and future African-American leaders in energy and the environment.
Organizers, including the DC NAACP EJ Committee, are expecting attendance of over 150 African American energy and environmental professionals from throughout the nation. .
If you or your staff has any additional questions or would like to confirm attendance, feel free to call 202 650 6061or 864 640 7751.