Municipal Solid Waste Management in Berlin, MD

This is a story about the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management in The Town of Berlin, Maryland (MD) which includes the MSW generation, collection, and treatment. We start from the MSW generation. The estimated daily MSW generation in Berlin, MD is about 4,608 people (Berlin's population) x 6.11 pounds/person.day (Average MSW generation in Maryland) = … Continue reading Municipal Solid Waste Management in Berlin, MD

ADAM BROWN FROM THE CITY OF ONTARIO, OR TRAVELS TO THE PHILIPPINES ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

YSEALI U.S. Fellow Summer 2017 Cohort: The week has gone by quickly with non-stop activities and amazing food. Our YSEALI hosts have been sharing time with us while managing their own workload. I enjoy spending time with each one of them. They have great aspirations for a better future for their country and are very … Continue reading ADAM BROWN FROM THE CITY OF ONTARIO, OR TRAVELS TO THE PHILIPPINES ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

JUSTIN CONSTANTINO FROM THE CITY OF GODDARD, KS SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE IN MALAYSIA ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

YSEALI U.S. Fellow Summer 2017 Cohort: The second half of the Fellowship has been even busier than the first half!  My host Kar Lye and I were able to travel to an indigenous peoples village in Pahang, which is about a 3.5 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.  In Pahang, we met with local villagers and … Continue reading JUSTIN CONSTANTINO FROM THE CITY OF GODDARD, KS SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE IN MALAYSIA ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

My Role Model in Human Development

70 Years with 4,596 Royal Development Projects for better living of Thai people. At his Coronation, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, declared “We shall reign with righteousness for the benefits and happiness of the Siamese people”. He has committed and worked tirelessly throughout his life for dignity and humility to his … Continue reading My Role Model in Human Development

CAROLYN MISCH FROM CITY OF NORTHAMPTON, MA MET WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE PHILIPPINES ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

YSEALI U.S. Fellow Summer 2017 Cohort: The second and final week here in the Philippines on my reciprocal exchange, with the Fellow I hosted back in Northampton, MA, in April/May of this year has been full of more enlightening conversations with local government officials about planning and sustainability related issues. The week began with attendance … Continue reading CAROLYN MISCH FROM CITY OF NORTHAMPTON, MA MET WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE PHILIPPINES ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

CAROLYN MISCH FROM THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON, MA SHARES HER EXPERIENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

YSEALI U.S. Fellow Summer 2017 Cohort: It has been a whirlwind here in the Philippines on my reciprocal exchange, with the Fellow I hosted back in Northampton, MA, and also with our wonderful and energetic group of hosts here who were all dispersed throughout the country in April/May of this year. I began the week … Continue reading CAROLYN MISCH FROM THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON, MA SHARES HER EXPERIENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

PANTUN POEM: Root of nation, technology and policy.

The seat of Continental Congress President and later the first President of United States American Revolution  stood up against colonial, Life, liberty and happiness at all costs; To be placed in DVRPC is special, Adam and Liz are awesome hosts. Excited and anxious just a sheer, Fellowship started with a lot to score; IEC in … Continue reading PANTUN POEM: Root of nation, technology and policy.

Adam Brown from the City of Ontario, OR Shares His Experience in the Philippines on YSEALI Reciprocal Exchange

YSEALI U.S. Fellow Summer 2017 Cohort Travel For a person well traveled in the United States, I am a beginner at international travel. I’ve been to Canada twice and I’ve lived on the border of Mexico. I’ve been to 47 states in the US, but I haven’t left the continent. A 24-hour travel day was … Continue reading Adam Brown from the City of Ontario, OR Shares His Experience in the Philippines on YSEALI Reciprocal Exchange

Because everyone is precious

It was a rainy day when the head of the youth center department said to me, "are you ready to go to our jail?".  All of sudden, I felt so creepy remembering all the bad people I saw in movies and the fact that U.S is the world's highest incarceration rate. In our way to … Continue reading Because everyone is precious

The Emergency Warning System: Lesson Learned in CT

  Last night, while it was raining heavily outside, I was about to bed. Then, my phone started to vibrate and this message pop up! “What’s going on outside”, I guess. Another alert showed on my phone’s screen while I was sleeping. It did wake me up and luckily I found that my room’s ceiling … Continue reading The Emergency Warning System: Lesson Learned in CT