What does it mean to be a good person?
To me, it has meant choosing to do what is right and fair. It means to be kind and honest, except when the only outcome means another’s pain with no favorable gain.
But I’m starting to see that it means so much more. Our everyday lives impact the greater good. Our personal consumer decisions are having a tsunami effect the globe over.
My naïve perspective and careless living have literally sickened me! Everywhere I look in my home, I see permanent plastic that was created with the intent of disposal. I, the brainless consumer, walked right into this trap and now I’m standing up to my neck in my ‘forever’ junk!
As I type this I do not know ‘how’ I am going to cease my consumer habits and do an abow face… but I have taken the first step and acknowledged my mess. Below are some links I’ve found to get started. What about you?
- Use glass not plastic – in kid lunches too
- Use cloth grocery bags
- Reusable snack/sandwich bags
- Don’t bag fruit in plastic
- Choose glass cosmetic lotion containers and hunt for plastic free makeup
- Make your own laundry detergent
- Buy drinks in cardboard cartons or biodegradable products
- Ask the butcher to use butcher paper – double wrap if necessary (hold the styrofoam)
Happy New Year!!!
I’ve heard that more times than I know throughout my life, only to now internalize. For me it’s been about choosing to take small steps that have required courage. It has also consisted of embracing seasons containing some of my favorite moments and people.
True… some of those seasons have SUCKED! Sucked the life and spirit out of me… sucked my hope and belief in my talents. But for those too, I am grateful. Those were some of my best lessons. Growth requires learning, flexibility and receptiveness. Opportunities to learn are everywhere, so long as the choice is made to see the growth potential and take that step.
We are all presented with opportunities everyday. It’s choosing to step towards the unknown that sets us all apart. RedKite has an amazing collective of receptive growth consultants that each specialize in sustainable vocations.
• Operational Strategy
• Global Water Solutions
• Corporate Visibility and Design
• Green Roof and Rain Water Collection
• Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Earth Practices
• Zero Waste and Lean Practice Workflow Management
The collection of expertise has come to fruition though a general belief in ‘doing well by doing good’, hard work and a passionate belief in one’s purpose.
It’s a rarity… for a large group of genuinely-concerned, game changers to come to the table.
This is exactly what has happened and the possibilities are endless for the collective humans.
The Florida Earth Foundation through the primary efforts of Stan Bronson, has interested much of the creme de la creme in education, as well as groups in public and private sectors. The desire to build and learn is meshing with industry experts rooted in good ethical motives.
The need for water infrastructure is prevalent. Natural management and utilization coupled with science and industry supported by the collective humans – will result in powerful solution implementations.
- US Civil Corps of Engineers
- Rotary International
- 23 National University Partners
- 8 International University Partners
- 5 Industry Partners
- And more.
Want to learn how your organization can get involved?
Schedule a ‘think-tank’ meeting / presentation with our team.
Exciting – Powerful things to come!
Katrina McCullough – Consultant, Red-Kite.US
My employment history starts at my family bar.
Not really an 11 year olds dream job… picking cigarette butts out of the men’s room urinals. BARF! Of course I was gloved up but it didn’t matter. This was a job I never cared to do again.
So, I got a job at one of the few restaurants in town, The Driftwood in Linesville, PA. I waited tables and ran the register. They had the best bread and pies in town.
It was a good job. I’d work a 4-5 hour shift and make forty bucks give or take. It was good money for a 13 year old. I worked there 4 years and learned the foundation of my work ethics.
- Be organized – constantly evolving
- Be willing to learn always
- Be genuine
- Work hard
- Be patient
- Be quick
- Be polite
My family, basketball and an avid collection of Moms helped engrain what I just somehow recognized as good and right values.
How does it translate now? It translate into every project I touch and today my focus is on water.
It makes sense for me, I’ve been guided by it my whole life. One of my first memories is of my Mom and I. She has me on the counter and my bare feet are in the dishwater. She is singing Patsy Cline and I’m humming it with her. I can still see the bubbles on my toes and the look in her eyes. Love.
My Pap works in water chemistry and technology. For a sizable portion of my youth, I wondered why it seemed like a secret. Turns out I just asked a lot of questions and his brain was tired. I understand now… now that I’m a parent.
Fast forward to our last collective family vacation. It was the summer of ’94. We went to Ocean City and our place was walking distance to the beach. I filled my journal with everything and more… the ocean was so inspiring to me. My liquid energy!
It was on that vacation I discovered; the ocean would be part of my home. I dreamt about being a marine biologist but missed opportunities short changed that dream. Perhaps for a purpose, because here I am, staring at a new venture in WATER.
The Florida Earth Foundation in collaboration with impressive university partners, ASCE, USCE, The US Dutch Ambassador, UNESCO-IHE – including humble (but amazing) tech resources are focused on addressing water disconnect. The goal is to develop ethical, global, water solutions for all through authentic, contributing partnerships.
We are looking for help in raising awareness. Please consider offering ideas and sharing collaborative opportunities for us all to learn from and work together. We believe in fostering viable, ethical solutions to dire hydro issues. Your water; is it a convenience you take for granted? I know I do.
Join in our conversation.
The Government is on ‘Strike’!
or vacation while the HOUSE IS BURNING DOWN and we’re ok with it – why?
The fact here is – THIS ISN’T FUNNY! Seek current events about YOUR HOME. Your voice matters – you VOTE on your favorite ‘reality’ show… so take initiative to engage here too.
We need to TALK.
Why are we are allowing our HOUSE DIVIDED?
…WE THE PEOPLE?
Do we really not care that the Democratic / Republican sides are so divided and irrational that they are playing a pretty high profile game of CHICKEN.
SOME THANKS FOR MY VOTES!
Obama – the “Campaign Master” understands this game of chess. After all, he is the president.
However, I know Republican(s) that have said, “I really don’t give a shit… if they’re stupid enough to hire me, then so be it.”
Where is the HEART?
ATTENTION: THOSE OF YOU THAT CARE – SHOW IT!
*SOCIAL MEDIA IS YOUR GLOBAL PLATFORM*
Hurry, use it quick before Obama controls that Medium too!