The cry for water conservation is one that has grown louder through 2013 as California experienced one of the worst droughts in history. The drought has caused Governor Brown to declare a statewide emergency and ask all residents to reduce their water consumption by 20%. While this seems a strong move to conserve, it is […]
I’ve been a regular blood donor ever since college, but in the past week, I’ve made a slightly bigger commitment to sharing my bodily resources by joining the Morrow Donor Registry. I’m young and healthy, and it just seems like making my bone marrow available to someone who desperately needs a marrow transplant is the […]
A few months back I was very inspired after hearing Scott Harrison, the founder of charity: water speak at the Design Futures Council’s Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design. I wrote a post (here) about the charity and all of the amazing things they are doing to provide clean drinking water to the nearly 1 billion […]
This week I am at the Design Futures Council Leadership Summit on Sustainability. While all of today’s presentations were extremely thought-provoking, tonight’s presentation by Scott Harrison, the founder of Charity: Water was truly inspirational. Scott is a former New York night club promoter who had an epiphany that he was wasting his life and found a […]
On Saturday I contributed a little blood (stupid stapler recoil!) and a lot of sweat to the Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity “green” model that I designed. 15 of my coworkers and I showed up on site at 8am and insulated nearly the entire house! While I woke up a little sore the next day, it […]
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