The Lobo Reading Experience welcomes Adrian Carver, president, Board of Directors of the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, to the UNM Shared Knowledge Conference and Writing Across the World Symposium April 23-24.

Carver will present keynote lecture titled “Movement, Sustainability and Community Building on Friday, April 24 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms.

Carver, a young non-profit professional, is seeking social and restorative justice through the culturally, socially, and community competent implementation of innovative initiatives and solutions.

A native Albuquerquean, Carver is a hardworking and committed advocate for young people in New Mexico. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of New Mexico.

His passion for Positive Youth Development began early as a student when he became a founding member of the New Mexico Youth Alliance (NMYA). The NMYA is a statewide youth advisory council which works to get young people involved with the policy-making process at all levels.

In May 2013, Carver was elected President of the Young Democrats of New Mexico. He currently serves on the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association Board, the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce Board, the New Mexico Alliance for School Based Health Care Board, and the Mayor’s Office of Volunteer Engagement Board of Advisors. 

He was also recently honored as a recipient of Albuquerque Business First’s top 40 under Forty award, and New Mexico Voices for Children’s Amy Biehl Spirit of Youth Award.  Adrian is currently the Program Manager of the New Mexico Youth Alliance at the New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community.

Through the years, Carver has served with many organizations in a number of capacities, such as Amnesty International, the Educational Equity Working Group, the New Mexico Men’s Council for Boys and Young Men, the New Mexico Teen Pregnancy Coalition, the New Mexico Alliance for Fathers and Families, the Men of Color Alliance at the UNM, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Partners in Education and Advocates for Public Schools, the Associated Students of UNM, One Million Bones, and was a member of the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community.

The New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce creates new opportunities for business by advocating on behalf of renewable energy, strengthening local economies, and seizing the green business advantage.  The membership believes in investing in people, protecting air, land, and water, and creating long-term profits. 

For more information, visit NMGe find out more information visit: NM Green Chamber.