Silicon Valley

Arts that Foster Understanding

Arts that Foster Understanding

In a region as diverse as Silicon Valley, the arts can bring people together in shared experiences that transcend boundaries and foster understanding. Through the arts, we gain exposure to the traditions of various cultures and learn of issues important to people in communities around the world. Two current events in San Jose, Calif., funded in part by the Applied Materials Foundation, work to build bridges between people through the arts.
Cleantech, Jobs and Silicon Valley

Cleantech, Jobs and Silicon Valley

 One of the things I learned last week was that an event that combines cleantech, jobs and great food—along with effective advertising—can deliver an excellent turnout. Indeed that formula worked at the recent Cleantech Outlook:Growing Green Jobs panel. The event, moderated by Rex Northen, executive director of Cleantech Open, was co-sponsored by the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, Applied Materials, and PayPal, which hosted the venue.
Applied Materials

In the Race for Clean Tech Leadership?

Michael Shellenberger, President and Ted Nordhaus, Chairman of Breakthrough Institute are co-authors of this piece. The Statesman published a shortened version. A race is on to lead by example in the burgeoning clean energy sector. While the United States may be behind for now, we are far from the finish line.