This year will mark the seventh edition of the Annual Green, Conserve and Health Expo that the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange will be hosting at the Marriott Suites in Anaheim on September 23rd and will bring together under one roof Orange County’s stern conservationists and green advocates.
Adopting the staging of the day-long event to stress the importance of the environment and create awareness on the merits of going green as one of the Chamber’s signature events has been credited to Atty. Linda Sarno, a staunch environmentalist and civic leader and FACCOC former president
For the past seven years, FACCOC has been very active in encouraging and promoting the green movement by providing a venue for exhibitors, participants, cities and government agencies, sponsoring corporations, representatives from the utility companies, sellers of ‘green’ or eco-conservation products, and consumers to meet and exchange information, experience and know-how about preserving the environment and at the same time provide a marketing outlet for various health and eco-friendly products and service .
Not to be missed is the highlight of the event that will recognize green advocates who will join the ranks of Emerald Awardees as “Best Green Company, City or Entity”. “Best Green Product or Service”, and “Best Conservation Program”.
“Going green” has become buzzwords in today’s eco conscious environment and has become a huge movement over the years with more and more people becoming aware and interested on what going green really mean and what benefits it has for the society.
The green movement as we know of it today started in the 1970s and is rooted in the American philosophy as innovative, idealist and active.
With the present state of the economy, everyone wants to save and “going green” is one great ways to do it. People go green in various applications from food, cosmetics for women to furniture and dwellings and in almost everything.
A lot of people have joined the conservationist bandwagon one way or another’s and had become green advocates in their own ways.
Embracing the culture of a greener lifestyle simply means improved health, savings and a general uplift in the quality of life.
“Go Green” advocate FACCOC is a nonprofits organization founded in 1994 “to help small and medium-sized businesses grow through conduct of events like workshops, providing procurement opportunities, mixers, mentorship and other programs to network and link members to successful business professionals”.
FACCOC is one of the most active nonprofits in Orange County which consists of 34 cities and the most populous in the State of California and boasts of having gotten out of the economic doldrums of the past years.