Waste Management Introduction & Compliance Workshop at Kentucky EPA: A Brief History of Waste Regulations in the United States 1965 – 2002

May 23, 2018, I had an opportunity to attend a workshop organized by the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) of Department for Environmental Protection (DEP), Kentucky. The workshop provided brief introductory workshop on waste management and compliances to help participants understand new amendments of regulations governing hazardous waste, and how to comply with them. Participants … Continue reading Waste Management Introduction & Compliance Workshop at Kentucky EPA: A Brief History of Waste Regulations in the United States 1965 – 2002

Iowa – the Land of Farm, Heirloom Seeds and Hope for Food Security

"We are not only growing plants, but we also grow good health for people too", said Scott at Grow Johnson County -----------------------I am still hearing the voice of the sentence above----------------------------- It is undeniable the fact that we cannot trigger the time back, but all moments in Dubuque have become unforgettable experience. The third week has … Continue reading Iowa – the Land of Farm, Heirloom Seeds and Hope for Food Security

Derby Breakfast Party with the Governor

May 05, 2018, I have a great cultural experience with the Derby Breakfast party in Frankfort city, Kentucky. Kentucky Derby is the 144th annual festival of horse racing. The 2018 Derby Celebration offered me and Francis excitement, and cultural experience. We have experienced to see many things: tasting Kentucky’s food, Pedal for the Posies, marathon, … Continue reading Derby Breakfast Party with the Governor

SUCCESS STORY OF ‘SUSTAINABLE SECOND STREET CORRIDOR’: HOW DREAMS COME TRUE or HOW TO WIN 8 MILLION DOLLARS GRANT

The Frankfort city of Kentucky which is the placement of my fellowship program has been awarded nearly USD 8 million for green infrastructure improvements on the Second Street Corridor Project from the federal government. The funding is a part of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The … Continue reading SUCCESS STORY OF ‘SUSTAINABLE SECOND STREET CORRIDOR’: HOW DREAMS COME TRUE or HOW TO WIN 8 MILLION DOLLARS GRANT

Spring, Sunshine, Plant Growth, Farm Preparation, Education and Community in Sustainable Dubuque

"Give a man a fish, you feed him a day. If you teach him how to fish you feed him for a lifetime" The above sentence has been widely used in the field of Sustainable Development because it does reflect the sustainability clearly. When start helping people by only providing them with the result instead … Continue reading Spring, Sunshine, Plant Growth, Farm Preparation, Education and Community in Sustainable Dubuque

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

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