fairybythesea asked:

Hi I’m Sadie :) I am currently interning at my college on the governor’s Accelerated Energy Program and Toward Zero Net Energy goals. Parts of our retrofit include solar film, new lighting controls, solar PVs, small wind turbines, etc. My job is to engage people in conversation about how to create a sustainable campus. Beyond just raising awareness about this project, I want to encourage people to share their ideas and become involved. I also am looking for ways to encourage behavior……...

….(cont.) modification in terms of decreasing energy use. So far my platforms to achieve this include creating a Facebook page, putting up posters, and forming competitions. Do you or any of your followers have any other ideas for projects or ways to engage discussion from students, faculty, and the community? Kind of a vague question, but any input is valuable!!

You’re off to a good start with all that. How about surveying students and publishing the survey in the student paper? Also, the student paper could be a good platform via editorials and interviews. You could try talking to the Dean, too, to see how they feel about all of this, and get their statement.

Maybe you could hold a green energy and sustainability rally and fair. Does your campus already have an environmental group that would want to table there? What about sustainability resources in the community? Green energy companies? Master gardeners and farmers’ market organizers? Other eco-friendly efforts? 

Most of all, figure out ways to explain to students and faculty how greener energy and other efforts on campus benefit them. What do they get out of it besides feeling good about helping the environment? 

Insanity! ~

Starting my third week of Insanity tomorrow!! Second time doing the fitness test so I better have improved or I might cry! Either way, I have an arm muscle for the first time in my life so it’s better than nothing ;) So proud of myself, eek! This shit ain’t a joke!!

Great news, followers.

I can basically fit my hair into a ponytail again. A CUTE LITTLE NUBBY PONYTAIL. Do you know how long I’ve waited for this?! And by waited for this I mean FINALLY HAD IT and then got angsty and cut all my hair off? Yes, that means I’m at the length of hair where when it is down it looks like a dead puppy/mophead….but PONYTAIL. It’s a whole new world. FRESH2DEFFFF.

“Start on January 1st with an empty jar. Throughout the year write the good things that happened to you on little pieces of paper. On December 31st, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you that year.”
I finally made mine! I wish I had made one this past year, I would love to open one tonight…oh well ~ 

Sometimes you are aware when your great moments are happening, and sometimes they rise from the past. Perhaps it’s the same with people.
—  James Salter, Burning the Days