Friday, January 16, 2009

"Doing things right or doing the right thing"

I just had a meeting with a small business owner who is looking to create sustainability policies for his company. It was a great meeting and very inspiring to speak with someone who is truly committed to making better decisions. He said to me, "There is a difference between doing things right and doing the right thing". Wow!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Deepak Chopra on Ellen Show

Deepak Chopra just said on the Ellen Degeneres show that you should "be the change you want to see in the world" and if you aren't "you are just another angry peace activist" (might not be exactly verbatim). I had heard the message before about "be the change..." but never the part about the angry peace activist. That is quite funny


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Oh those crazy librarians!
I was surfing the blogosphere yesterday and came across this youtube video from a Librarian Convention in the states. Just goes to show, if you can dream it........check it out!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Top Three New Year's Resolutions for 2009!

Happy New Year everyone

I was listening to MSNBC this a.m. and they were reporting on the top three New Years' Resolutions for 2009. What do you think they are? Well of course there is losing weight because that is always a resolution, second is quitting smoking and the third top resolution was..........spend less money.

You thought I was going to say, "go green" didn't you? It really doesn't matter though because usually spending less money does equal going greener. You spend less so you get less stuff, you are more frugal with your fuel so you plan your trips more efficiently, you may even decide to put in a garden this year if you can. You will reuse instead of replacing. You will go green out of necessity.

With recycling in a bit of trouble due to global markets, we are focusing on the other R's, Reduce and Reuse and that does save you money no matter how you look at it. Someone even said the other day that composting was gaining popularity......finally.

Whatever your resolution is for 2009, commit to one greener act this year.

Happy New Year