Tweet-up: Advancing Environmental Conservation in the Latino Community

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Published on November 15th, 2012  |  Discuss This Article  

Joshua Carrera photographed near the city of Arequipa in southern Peru

The Nature Conservancy will participate in a live tweet-up and and panel discussion, “Advancing Environmental Conservation in the Latino Community,” on Monday, November 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern.

The event is hosted by the Toyota USA Foundation and The NYC Chapter of Latinos in Social Media (LATISM). You can tune in to the conversation by following the hashtags #ToyotaLatino and #LATISM, and the handles @LATISM and @LATISM_NYC.

Panelists from The Nature Conservancy will include Elizabeth Ward, Director of Global Content and Editorial Strategy, and Joshua Carrera, an alum from the Conservancy’s LEAF internship program.

LEAF, or Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future, provides paid summer internships for high school students and helps educators from environmental high schools share best practices and scientific resources. Since completing his LEAF internship, Joshua has completed a degree in Natural Resources Planning at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. He is now working towards a Master of Science in Conservation Leadership.

The panel will be moderated by Phillippe Costeau, Jr. from EarthEcho International. Additional panelists include Luisa Arnedo from National Audubon Society and Patricia Salas Pineda from Toyota USA Foundation.

[Image: Joshua Carrera photographed near the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. Image source: Dave Lauridsen]

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