Tuesday, June 06, 2006

16 Days!

I have 16 more days in DC, but who is counting...I AM!

I am at the point that I am having trouble staying focused at work. I sit at my desk and gaze out the window. This week I have just been getting up and chatting with everyone in the office for a couple of hours a day. I go to the bank, post office, movie store to fill up a little bit of my time. This doesn't mean that I don't get my work done, but I now find myself doing the minimum rather than above and beyond. I am sure this is a natural behavior that many employees take on during there last 1-4 weeks with a job.

Last weekend I went to see Al Gore's film, "An Indisputible Truth". It is a great film about Global Warming. I left the theater thinking that I wished the film would be shown to every classroom in the US. Kids need to be told this information while they are young, so that they grow up with the idea that their behavior will have to change as the world changes.

I am very passionate about the environment. One of the first things I noticed when I visited Columbia, SC and the campus, was that there was no recycling bins. I have been recycling for 7 years now. I go out of my way to make sure that a can, bottle, paper or anything makes it to the correct container. My solution will be to take my recyclables to a private business near town. I have found that USC has a recycling program that recylces, but I failed to see any cans or bins. Perhaps a group on campus is already formed to help expand the program.

I would like to pledge right now, that before I finish my time at USC their will be easily found recycling bins at the business school and the rest of campus.

I have a busy two weeks ahead of me as I say good-bye to my friends, my mom will be visiting for 6 days, and I have to pack. I am so ready for it!

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