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Stacey Worman, 2006-2007 Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellow

 

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Date: January 23rd, 2007

To: Undisclosed recipients

Re: Did you hear the good news?

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In just this past week, China has launched its' Enterprise Green Scheme....Starbucks has announced its' switch to organic milk....and Vandy has become a finalist in MTV's eco-challenge competition?! What's right with this picture?!?!

Logging online and thumbing pages, it's been inspiring to read about all of these 'steps in the right direction'. It is apparent that hard work and good intentions are simply reaping what they have sown....that momentum is gathering, and changes are being made on so many levels....by countries, companies, and colleges....And it's even more amazing to think about the fact that if we each continue to pitch in and do our own little bit, that this will only be the beginning of all the good news that is yet to come...

(For those of you on my mailing list outside of my college network.....get in on the action by taking a moment of your time to vote online for Vandy...the quick minute it takes you will give them a better chance of winning the $25,000 grant for their Biodiesel Initiative! The quick minute it takes you will also mean that you will secure my love, gratitude, and affection for forever and ever...which is, after all, perhaps the more convincing reason to visit www.ecocollegechallenge.com right now and vote! And don't forget to pass this on to everyone you know like it's a hot potato!! )

Anyway...this is just another quick email from me...letting you know that my quick time with Kristina in Thailand has come and gone...and it was a reflective, educational, hysterical, and refreshing time for us both...

I arrived back in Manila yesterday...and it's great to be back, as things feel (as they'd say in Thailand ) "same-same, but different"...

Further good news is that more pictures are posted...that Brenda has a new bandana...that I've been able to put my thumbs and hot-pink cell phone back to use...and that that I'm ready to start rocking and rolling with everything again....so ladies and gentle, get your email inboxes ready for more stories ...

And in the meantime, join in and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

Love,

Stace

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Janurary 6th, 2007, I found it on the map....

December 17th, 2006, Catch as Catch Can, As Fast as You Can...

December 1st, 2006, My Dream Destination & an Indigenous Filipino Family...

November 8th, 2006, An Old Forest, A Feral Ship, and Discarded Paper...

November 3rd, 2006, It's all Fun and Games Until...

October 17th, 2006, Ends Justifying Means?...

October 4, 2006, Different Industries Down Under...

September 28, 2006, Close Together, Worlds Apart....

September 10, 2006, Final Thoughts, the Life/Work Dichotomy....

September 7, 2006, The Party Eventually Ends...

September 4, 2006, Under the Sea, with Scientific Spectacles...

September 3, 2006, Off the Ship...

August 8, 2006, Back on land, but not for long...

June 24, 2006, Our maiden voyage(s)...

June 19, 2006, Not another mass email...

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