"More often, stewardship is a matter of everyday people caring enough for each other and for the natural world that they do the things that are compatible with that care. These include particpating fully in recycling efforts, purchasing cars that pollute less and use less energy, turning off the lights in an empty room, refusing to engage in the conspicuous consumption constantly being urged on them by commercial advertising, supporting organizations that promote sustainable practices, staying informed to environmentally sensitive issues, and expressing their citizenship by voting for candidates who are sympathetic to environmental concerns and the need for sustainable development." -Environmental Science, 9th Edition, Richard T. Wright
After being out of school for a couple of years, keeping up with reading assignments and taking weekly exams are such foreign tasks, and will take some time getting use to again. Other than that, however, I am enjoying my Environmental Studies class very much. The topics of discussion are exactly where my interests lie, so it's very interesting to be able to read, talk, and learn more about it.
Friday, September 08, 2006
I am usually not a heavy sleeper, but my hectic schedule lately has turned me into one. Once my head hits that pillow, I am out. Actually, sometimes, I'm out even before it hits the pillow. For example, I nodded off in the middle of a sardine dissection while training for a Junior Biologist class at work a few weeks back. And over Labor Day weekend, I fell asleep in the middle of watching Invincible at the theater (and I've never fallen asleep at the the theater before!) I'm not sure what's wrong with me, but I just can't help it! Chan thinks it may be narcolepsy...But he's only joking....right?...