I love playoff football, and I’ve been rooting for the New Orleans Saints all the way. We visited New Orleans last month, and that town IS BACK is a big way. I love the team’s relationship with the town, and the story is so moving. The people living in New Orleans are there because they chose to return and rebuild. Here’s a wonderful 4 minute video from ESPN writer and Louisiana native Wright Thompson. It’s terrific!
Finally! Today we successfully submitted our final documentation for our LEED construction credits. This process began over two years ago. This photo of our wall of doors is one of the most recognizable sustainable features of our building. All rescued from landfill, they are a stunning example of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’
I’m priveleged to be speaking at the Chicago Chapter of ISES Day of Education on February 2nd. ISES, the International Special Event Society, the professional special events organization. I’ll be giving a talk on how to make special events more sustainable, and learning a great deal from a large group of event professionals under one roof.
I don’t think I’ve met anyone who isn’t happy about saying goodbye to 2009. It was a tough and challenging year. But no matter how tough times have been, the New Year always feels optimistic to me, full of promise.