An interesting piece in Renewable Energy World yesterday regarding how to make solar power work in Connecticut. Click here to read what may be in store for this year’s legislative session in Hartford. Energy issues can be very complicated and politics always are, but its good to know that clean, green energy sources may be more readily available soon.
Leahy Management is partnering with ThincBean (www.thincbean.com) to create an exciting new fundraising opportunity for local schools while promoting a sustainable world. Be part of our Earth Day 2010 campaign by having your school sell personalized, reusable, 100% organic shopping bags with environmentally friendly inks.
Schools get 50% of the proceeds and may qualify for an additional scholarship. Contact Sheila Leach at (860)656-6615 for more details.
Props to Brendan Hanrahan for creating CT EarthNet. His online community helps environmental activists track the activities of the CT General Assembly. He also has online voting records for all 187 members of the CT General Assembly. In three months, he’s signed on over 300 registered users. If you are interested in what the General Assembly is doing on environmental issues and don’t have the time to hang out in Hartford, I encourage you to sign up for CT EarthNet. It’s free. Just visit http://www.ctearthnet.org and register now.
A new report, compiled by a number of environmental organizations, was released today in Hartford. “The Green Infrastructure Engine” highlights the positive impact of environmentally sustainable proposals before the Connecticut General Assembly. Click here to read the report.
I am hopeful that the current economic challenges facing the world economy will lead to stronger organizations. Organizations who critically review their programs and administrative structure with an eye towards sustainability will succeed. Those who live through the motto “but its how we’ve always done it” are likely to fail.
OK, so its not necessarily the type of work that Leahy Management specializes in, but the US Soccer National Youth License certainly got off on the right foot tonight. The course is aimed at making life better for all those kids, aged 4 – 12 who have to put up with screaming parents and coaches for 8 – 10 weeks in the fall.
In one night we discussed Piaget’s stages of psychosocial development, Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” and dodge ball. There were 1/2 dozen psychological abstracts and numerous anecdotes that all led to one conclusion. If you let them play, encourage them to learn and create and get out of the way, they’ll excel.
Maybe this is a lesson for all of us.
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