In the blink of an eye, my stay in the City of Rochester has came to an end. As I reflect on parts of my journey, I realised that the experience went beyond the focus on environmental sustainability. As part of the city's plan to make it a premier medical tourism destination took great pains … Continue reading Week Five – Greening The Next Generation
This week's experience went beyond the usual green landscape but into the medical field that the City of Rochester is more known for. As the headquarters for the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, it was a sight to behold in this non-profit organisation that was set up in the 1800s after the city was devastated by a … Continue reading Week 4 – Greening Beyond People
After a whirlwind week of meetings and visits, it was clear that it takes a whole village (or in this case, the city) to make sustainability a reality. In achieving a green city, there were also the private sector as well as people sector that needed to play their part. And it was these partnerships … Continue reading Week 3 – Forming Green Partnerships
Plenty of activities and events happened in the second week of the programme! Besides settling down in the City of Rochester, Minnesota, two of the significant moments included sharing about what I did with university students, as well as attending a regional sustainable conference. While it was not the first time that I had to share … Continue reading Week 2 – Greening Sustainable Communities
I think one of the most unexpected takeaway so far for this programme was the visit to the African American History Museum. It brought a lot more context for me since I watched “12 Years A Slave” a couple of years ago, and weaved in the evolution of the Civil Rights Movement. It’s not the … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A Concept to Remember
It's been about five days since arriving in Washington, DC, and it's been quite a different environment so far. Amongst which have been the cool weather, wide streets and friendly people. Yet the one sight that left me a deep impression was this recycling bin. Coupled with the briefings that I had over the past … Continue reading Initial Thoughts
Google Maps has this nifty Google Street function where one “picks up” the yellow man and places him anywhere around the world. It’s an amazing feature and I find myself spending hours following him looking at different places of interest around the world. In just a couple of hours, I’m probably like this yellow man … Continue reading Ready, Get Set, YSEALI!