Sustainable breath in the sustainable Dubuque, Iowa

After completing orientation in Washington D.C., I traveled to Dubuque, Iowa where is the place that I come here for learning and gaining fantastic experiences. When I arrived in the city, I obtained a warm welcome from host community representatives, Mrs. Phyllis lee and Mrs.Cori Burbach. So, this is a good start to live with … Continue reading Sustainable breath in the sustainable Dubuque, Iowa

Solidarity in Tallahassee

“It’s not so much the issues to talk about tonight, it’s important to get to know somebody else.” – Pastor Brant Copeland, Presbyterian Church “If you’ve got two hands full of food, you can’t hit anybody.” – Larry Mc Graw, Tallahasee Resident The biggest communication problem is that most of us want to speak but … Continue reading Solidarity in Tallahassee

Mayor of Eugene : ‘Open your Eyes’ Rock Star

When my agenda written to have meeting with Eugene’s mayor, I just act as another usual meeting. On the second the meeting run, I just realized that it was such a huge surprise and unbelievable session for me as well. I previously think that I only join with planning team who set the meeting with … Continue reading Mayor of Eugene : ‘Open your Eyes’ Rock Star


The 13th Community Summit on Homelessness focuses on direct services given to homeless person such as shelter, nursery, youth facilities and drug rehabilitation support, among others. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, a homeless person is an individual without permanent housing living either on the streets, public or private shelter, single … Continue reading HEART FOR THE HOMELESS

Triple Bottom Line Soul

Another attempt that show Eugene’s strong leadership in sustainability is establishment of Sustainability Commission which act as a policy advisory body to the council and city manager in the development or initiation that will enhance, develop and create sustainable practices within the community. The Sustainability Commission consist of 12 citizen members and one city councilor, … Continue reading Triple Bottom Line Soul

When Sustainability is already as Pop Song

Being placed in the city where has long-history of outstanding implementation about sustainable vision, I could not more beyond grateful. Eugene, the 160.000 city’s population, put ‘sustainability’ (particularly for city’s officials, public institutions, and the business sector) in the back of their mind. Members of the Eugene community consciously desire a healthy economy which conserves … Continue reading When Sustainability is already as Pop Song

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

Challenged to Dream

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will be not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” –Martin Luther King, Jr Martin Luther King Jr delivered his historic speech entitled “I have a dream” during the … Continue reading Challenged to Dream

The Voice of The City

Roaming in the Washington D.C. and listening to the voices it carries. Every city speaks for its own voice – the voice of people, nature, urban, and even the climate itself. Washington D.C. is one of the cities that has many voices on green aspect. To explore this unique voice, one has to hold full … Continue reading The Voice of The City

Connecticut at Glance!

First of all, I would like to thank the U.S. Department of State for funding the YSEALI Fellowship program, as well as ICMA for coordinating this wonderful project. Moreover, it is absolutely a great honor to be hosted by the United States House of  Representatives in Connecticut where I am exploring more about the legislative … Continue reading Connecticut at Glance!