Please publish this in “Letters To The Editor” and/ or consider writing an article on the subject: There are an increasing amount of graduates who are thinking twice about the business practices of potential employers. They are taking a Graduation Pledge described at WWW.ecopledge.com which says: “I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work.” Sometimes a student prefers to apply at an “ethically challenged” business, in hopes of bringing about improvements in that company’s practices. Also students are also Logging onto WWW.Sustainus.org to prove that U.S. youth, can save 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide through energy use reduction by July 31st of this year! Carbon dioxide is the gas contributing to global warming, and U.S. emissions are among the world’s highest. SustainUS is BETTING the U.S. government that if they reach this goal, youth will have five seats on the official delegation to the upcoming U.N. World Summit on Sustainable Development. At www.worldbankboycott.org students are asking Banks to consider the environmental and social consequences before they approve a loan. Even Colleges and Universities are being challenged by students to conserve energy at WWW.kyotonow.org. It’s refreshing to see this level of activism and hope in the youth of America. These unique individuals realize that each person really can make a difference and are taking a hands on approach to prevent poor decisions from being made in the first place because it is they who have to suffer the consequences. James Clifford, 625 Main st. NY. Currently I am attending college and can be reached at 607-785-7706. E-mail: Jli2533838@aol.com. I give permission for the newspaper to print my letter and make changes/ corrections to adhear to guidelines. Thankyou
African Art Music
Accomplished ethnomusicologist Dr. Kofi Agawu lectures on African Art Music at Eastman
Agawu’s lecture centered on African Art Music, a thriving genre across Africa that includes compositions hailing from the Western tradition.