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Today, interns Laura and Mady picked up garbage items from the Bessie Smith lawn during their lunch break. They were walking around the facility to view the Blue Trees (see Blue Trees blog post) on site when they noticed an area heavily littered. Mady’s favorite sustainability quote is from the Lorax, saying, “Unless someone like…Read More
Today Erik Schmidt, Director of Sustainability, and interns Mady and Learyn met with representatives from Staples and Rubbermaid to talk about furthering our recycling areas through an expansion of recycling receptacles located on City property. Rubbermaid brought their recycling showcase truck and toured us through some of their available products. We are excited to continue…Read More
Today our sustainability committee met for the first time! This project has been in the making for about a month now, working with department heads on appointing the right employee to represent their department. We are calling this committee the GreenTeam, and it is focused on creating greener policies and more sustainable practices for City…Read More
Today the GreenTeam reconvened to discuss what we have been working on for the past few weeks since our last meeting. Since our first meeting, our intern Mady met individually with each committee member to discuss the sustainable ventures of their respective department. This gave us great insight into what we are already doing, what…Read More
AM Class: CL161 Community Genius: Small Strategies for Big Neighborhood Impact Looking for low-cost, simple programs that can change the neighborhood overnight? Look no more. In this workshop we’ll take a close look at the straightforward, uncomplicated way many communities around the country are going about improving their neighborhoods. It’s called Guerilla Urbanism- people getting…Read More
AM Class: CL122 Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Resolution: Keep Cool Get Results Keeping cool in times of conflict is not always easy, and conflict is not always bad. This interactive and engaging workshop is focused on managing conflict constructively and productively. During this workshop you will: identify your “hot buttons”; learn to recognize the signs…Read More