This is a long overdue post that will hopefully get me back in the habit. There is far too much for me to cover since my last post so I’ll just try to keep it brief, do a quick recap and continue on - more personal than sustainability related (as if possible to separate the two)....
Michelle, Mauricio and I finished up our thesis on time, staying awake to catch the couple hours of darkness each night down the home stretch. We were very pleased with the final product, and hope to get a quick approval after a few finishing touches. The tool we developed through our research – CDM Select is also looking good, as we put the finishing touches on version 2.0, which incorporates the feedback we got from the experts we interviewed.
We are working on a proposal to do some work with our research at the COP (Conference of Parties) in
It was tough to wrap up the year and realize that I wouldn’t be seeing most of my classmates regularly, but there was so much talk about keeping our network alive and flourishing, and so much energy from our crew that I have little doubt we’ll stay in touch and be working together constantly.
After grad people started dispersing, and my buddy Damon from
After a quick turn around back in K-town, Michelle and I flew back to
Then we headed up to
Had a pig-roast courtesy of the Jenks’ –
My favorite dog in the world made the 18 hour drive from Atlanta:
We made a quick stop at the Dartmouth Organic Farm:
– and all too quickly it was over.
Luckily we had a couple more days left up north, visiting the Ford’s beautiful home in
Next, a quick stop in
Then we returned to
Now we’re finally settling down and really catching up with work, etc. Greenland Enterprises has its first official project, which will involve laying the groundwork for fundraising and business-network development for the program. It will be nice to give something back to this amazing program after all it has given me, and I suppose a few more months in Karlskrona should be bearable – I had actually forgotten how beautiful it is in the summer, so I’m excited to get back.
Of course in the midst of all these travels there has been constant interest, excitement, skepticism, collaboration, argument and dialogue about what we’ve been doing this year studying sustainability. I’ve been shocked (and stoked) by how many of you have been reading the blog – and am very grateful for the feedback, positive and negative. This blog was started as a running journal for my time at the MSLTS program, but of course I have no intention of letting it slide – we’ll see what it morphs into. So, thanks again. Now that I’m caught up hopefully I can get back to some more interesting content – keep reading, keep rockin’ … stay going.