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In my office, I have a poster of Halley’s Comet over an Arizona desert with the following anonymous quote: “We must never lose our sense of awe at the magnificence of our planet.”
About 18 months ago, my wife, Heather, and I took a trip to San Francisco. The scenery was so incredibly beautiful and reminded me of that quote and of our collective responsibility to the Earth.
Having two young kids, I want to preserve the Earth for them and their kids. I believe we can use the Earth’s resources to meet our needs, but we need to be responsible and sustain the ability of the Earth to do so for future generations.
I try to be “eco-friendly”. Could I do more? Certainly! I think we could always do more in most aspects of life, but there are practical, physical, and financial limits to everything. IMHO, the key is striking a fair balance of living on Earth while sustaining it.
My interest in this class is two-fold. I’m interested in the general communication aspects and also the green movement, which is becoming more prevalent in my work.
Heather and I have been married almost 14 years. We have two sons: Elijah (age 5) and Kellan (age 5 months). We also have a beagle / basset hound mix, Guinness (nicknamed “Bubba”). We moved here from Illinois about two years ago. We love it here!
I work as a structural engineer and project manager for Hanson Professional Services Inc. (www.hanson-inc.com).
I started the MBA program last fall after a nearly 13 year sabbatical from school. I’ve truly enjoyed it so far, mainly because of all the interesting people I meet, many of whom do work and have education that is totally different from me, and because the courses are so different from my engineering undergrad work.
I am also a blogging rookie, so please forgive any major “faux pas”. I look forward to this class and meeting everyone!
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