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"He who knows his WHY in life can live through any HOW" - Victor Frankl

Monday, October 26, 2009

What a Performance Doc...What a Performance!

There was quite a scene in downtown Newark on Friday, when Broad St., Park Pl. and Military Park lit up with the sights and sounds of the 2nd Annual Newark Art Parade. Over fifteen 8 ft. art modules, their designers, and the Shabazz High School band lined up at 765 Broad Street, the home of the Barat Foundation Art & Media Center to take pictures and prepare for the march.

Each piece of portable art was produced by locals including teams from Floyd Little's Athletic Clinic, Newark Boys Chorus, Central High School, Newark Vocational High School, Slam Dunk the Junk, NJ Clean Communities, and the YES Center under the creative direction of Terry McKnight, an art instructor from Newark Vocational High School.

Before the move began, residential and commercial fans, followers and media took pictures and congratulated the participants. Among the dignatires to celebrate the Barat Foundation and Newark Arts Council production, were Municipal Council member Donald Payne Jr., Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and Newark native and NJ State Senator Terese Ruiz. The Newark Art Parade kicked off Newark Open Doors, a three day multi-gallery art showcase.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hey Jersey!

We're approaching the moment of expansion, and we're talking about it everywhere. We're registering for conferences at Jersey's best colleges, and chatting with cocktails in hand at local hotspots.

You and I are exchanging among fellow, professional tree-huggers, the feasibility AND brilliance we see in sustainability. The chatter is great, usually entertaining AND informative. But- it seems we need to qualify what sustainability MUST mean in order for so many minds to meet at any ONE juncture.

The 'S' word means ENACTING plans that ONLY support ONE outcome: Earth and opportunity exist indefinitely. That's right sustainability is a VERB! So, if the S word is YOUR goal, then it's already MORE than a buzz word to you. Thus, you belong to NJPros. If you were swept up and into the buzz-hive, then Green is only a fling, and you better hope the rest of us get it right.

The New Jersey Professionals Network is the place where eco-minded people (and folks who want to learn what the buzz is all about) meet-up to ENACT. We are shop owners and professors, analysts and writers (and of course so much more). Let's use virtual and real-time forums to enact as a cohesive unit. In this movement, the HOW becomes easier and the WHY is clearer.

We'll shake hands soon!

President, NJPros