Fostering Creative Change in the Workplace

May 31, 2012 | Topics: Annual Conference

By emilyb

After long days at work, Stan Gryskiewicz and his wife had a routine. They'd make dinner together while catching up, and then, at promptly 7:15 p.m., they'd call for their sons.

"Set the table!" They'd say, and the boys would emerge, ready... See More

Creating an Organic Garden With Schoolchildren in Chile

May 24, 2012 | Topics: Education Abroad

By Elaina Loveland

I had some previous experience with sustainability projects but this was the first time that I would be leading an effort to promote sustainability. But once I talked to the director of the school and a chemistry professor, the project evolved into the idea that we would build an organic garden that could supplement the science curriculum by teaching the students about chemistry, the environment, and sustainability. The environmental and sustainability aspects of the project would be particularly important due to the fact that in Chile, especially in public schools, there is little emphasis placed on environmental education. ... See More

Exploring Houston, One Store at a Time

May 23, 2012 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Janel Lockwood and Toni Rico

Shopping should be a sport. The uniform? Loose clothing, and shoes which are easy to get on and off. The competition? Individuals who are the same size as you, who might end up wanting the same items. Like other athletes, you must pack nourishment to make it through a long day of marathon shopping— but not so much to slow you down. A bottle of water and a bag of trail mix should suffice.... See More