Dr. Lam is very passionate about his work and wants to hear what makes you excited about life, love, or your work. He believes that establishing a forum for you to express your positive energies will radiate to all those who are fortunate enough to read your entry.
Over the last couple of years, I have become more environmentally aware. Ever since I've become a mom, I've looked at things in a totally new and different way. I am really into recycling and conserving things like water and electricity. I use those re-usable bags at the supermarket and we've replaced all our light bulbs with the compact fluorescent ones. Plus, I utilize tons of natural light in our house all day long - often times there are NO lights on at all. It's such an easy thing to do and really great knowing that we're not wasting. I don't know if it's feasible right now but I'd really love to put solar panels on our house, too! But, there are lots of other things that we do to reduce our waste and energy consumption. I believe that everyone can do something and every little bit helps. So, this is not a new passion for me, but it is something that I'm getting more and more passionate about every day. I'm even going to start a blog about ways to be "green"! Dr. Lam has inspired me!!
P.S. I found a really neat place online that has "green" tips - from water conservation to composting to solar ideas. If it's ok to post the link, I'd be happy to. Or anyone can just PM me.
go ahead and post it. just leave off the w's in front of your URL because i have that as a spam filter. my surgery center is one of the few in the nation that is very green. we have recycling bins in our surgery center,kitchen, everywhere. i have it at home as well.
a story i watched on 60 minutes a couple of weeks ago broke my heart. they showed how computers we buy get tossed out at a rate of about 120,000 per year not to mention printers, tvs, etc. all of which have dangerous elements in them like mercury, arsenic, etc. even though a company shown, something like executive recycling, claimed that their recycling was staying in the U.S. 60 minutes found that their cathode ray tubes, etc. were being shipped to Hong Kong for landfills that were against international trade laws and were being at times caught and shipped back to the U.S. In China, people's health are being terribly compromised by polluted waters etc. in cities where these old electronic parts are being taken apart and contaminating the drinking water, etc. here's my apple rave (sorry) but their latest laptops are completely arsenic, mercury, etc. free. they are really ahead of the game as far as being energy star compliant. bravo! also, did you see those unibody designs! wow! i would love to know HOW DO I SAFELY GET RID OF MY E-WASTE? anyone know. they did not mention this on 60 minutes. thanks for sharing, sml
great blog! i like the graphics too. interesting story about the plastic bags. did not know that. (is that you with maroon 5 members?) my surgery center last year already started an aggressive recycling program and green project that dianne helped us create. we have everything in our surgery center segregated into different bins and we have that in our office too. i think we are one of the few "green" surgery centers out there. also, dianne has done a lot of other stuff to make us green that she has not told me about but i trust that she is doing everything in her power to make this facility as green as possible including for my entire building.
Dr. Lam, I am so glad you liked the site! Thank you for checking it out. That is great that your office/building recycles so much. Kudos to Dianne for organizing that and you for being willing to see it through. I am surprised how many places don't recycle.
Yes, I met Maroon 5 in May of this year in San Antonio and was actually able to talk at length with two of them (Jesse, keyboards and James, lead guitar player). They were SO humble and kind. I tried my best not to be a fumbling idiot because I love their music so much. We talked a lot about life, the world, and things we do to contribute. Jesse really inspired me to want to make a difference. He has so much passion and compassion - he sort of reminds me of the John Lennon of our generation. He has been outspoken in getting people involved in different issues from the environment to voting. The band recycles while on tour and they also joined a group called REVERB (reverbrock.org/M5CC/about.htm) who helped them "green" their most recent summer tour. I think it was an extraordinary step they took (along with Counting Crows) to make people aware of ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
Again, I'm so glad you liked the site! The photo on the main page (flower) is one I took in Hawaii and the one on my welcome page is my kids in San Diego. I'm working on a logo right now as well as gathering ideas to make some short videos. I don't know exactly how I'm going to find time to do everything that I want to do, but I am seriously loving this little "project" of mine.
Thanks, Dr. Lam, it's really been a lot of fun! You totally inspired me with your blogs. I know how passionate you are about your work and I feel the same about the environment. I hope to post a weekly blog, but probably not every day. I don't think I'm as prolific as you! (Oh, you can sign up for my newsletter if you want to be emailed whenever I have a new post).