Macao IC2 World Earth Day Event
Prof. Michael Trimarchi was invited to be a guest at the IC2 World Earth Day event, organised under the guidance of USJ MBA alumnus, Ms. Ada Lo, with the aim of educating and engaging employees and consumers on healthy living and sustainable practices.
On April 22, 2021, Prof. Michael Trimarchi from the Faculty of Business and Law of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), was invited to be a guest at the Artyzen Grand Lapa for the Macau IC2 World Earth Day event, organised under the guidance of USJ Master of Business Administration (MBA) alumnus, Ms. Ada Lo, with the aim of educating and engaging employees and consumers on healthy living and sustainable practices.
The event was a culmination of a 5-week event organising course, themed “How to make the impossible possible – in event organising”, delivered by Ms Lo to 8 students with special needs from the IC2, who prepared and managed the Macao IC2 World Earth Day event.
IC2, which stands for “I CAN TOO” or “I can do it, too”, is the only NGO in Macao managed solely by a group of people with autism and intellectual disabilities, and it advocates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, focusing on raising social awareness in their belief in equality and that every human being is important.
The activities managed by IC2 students included a tree-planting ceremony, where three 2-meter Plum Pines were planted in the hotel’s garden. This was to support the theme of sustainable development activities, and in particular, the cherishing of resources while inspiring others to strive for a better community. After the tree planting ceremony, the event continued at the Artyzen Grand Lapa’s tennis court, where principal supporters teamed up with IC2 students for a fun pickle-ball tournament, followed by a luncheon and a graduation ceremony, where Prof. Michael Trimarchi presented the IC2 students with their well-earned graduation certificates. The young graduates were praised by many for their efforts in executing a successful and inspiring World Earth Day Event.
The event was organised in partnership between Macau IC2, and Artyzen Grand Lapa, Shenmo Star River Public Welfare Alliance from Beijing, China, Macao Dragon Voyage Sport Association, and Macau Greenfuture. Guests representatives included Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, members of the IAS Department of Social Affairs, Education and Youth Develop Bureau of Macau SAR, as well IC2 members and their supporters.