Cold weather in Northampton is nothing compared to my hosts warmth

Saturday, November 11 2017 – ICMA arranges shuttle to airport and flight to Washington DC – written on my schedule for tomorrow, and suddenly I wake up from beautiful dream for 4 weeks. In the past week in Northampton a lot has happened. Began with attending the Fall Chrysanthemum Show at Lyman Conservatory, Smith College. … Continue reading Cold weather in Northampton is nothing compared to my hosts warmth

Springfield: Municipal Recycling Facility

  Springfield is neighbor city from Northampton, MA, it took 21 minute drive to get there. My host took me to visit Springfield to see their municipal recycling facility. The Springfield Materials Recycling Facility Advisory Board, a recycling organization in Western Massachusetts, exists to promote recycling and to advise the Department of Environmental Protection and … Continue reading Springfield: Municipal Recycling Facility

Intoduce Samarinda City at University of Massachusetts

Today, I got a great opportunity given by my host, Mr. Wayne Feiden. I did my presentation at his class in University of Massachusetts. I shared about my beautiful country, Indonesia, my hometown, Samarinda, and also the challenges that I have in Samarinda. I talked about the condition of the river. I showed some pictures … Continue reading Intoduce Samarinda City at University of Massachusetts

One Hour talk with the Mayor of City of Northampton,MA

Since October 11, 2017, I have been in United State with the aim of joining a professional fellowship program with 7 fellows from Indonesia. During this program we are distributed to cities in the United States. And I was placed in Massachusetts in Northampton City. For 26 days or 3 weeks 5 days I was … Continue reading One Hour talk with the Mayor of City of Northampton,MA