Adventure

Engineering for social inclusion in Buenos Aires

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Adventure, Insight and Inspiration, Projects | 0 comments

A few months after my epiphany in the jungle, I was looking around for the right opportunity to put my idea to leverage my professional skills for social good into action. I was honoured to be offered the opportunity to help out with Waste for Life as a volunteer Project Manager.   I was to help implement what Eric Feinblatt and Caroline Baillie, the project’s co-founders had designed and developed.  Check out their website http://wasteforlife.org/ for notes on their journey.  It’s amazing what strong ideals and determination can accomplish. Recycling, co-operativism and...

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What I learned in the jungle

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Adventure, Continuous Improvement, Insight and Inspiration | 0 comments

What I learned in the jungle

After leaving my job in December 2009, I wasn’t quite sure what to do.  When you’re Canadian and it’s winter and you don’t know what to do, leaving the country just makes sense!  At least, that’s what I did.  I took off to the Caribbean and South America for some R&R, planning on taking a few months.  But it only took a few weeks for me to get restless.  Dancing at night and lying on the beach all day was all very well, but I wanted to do something. What to do when your work follows you So I lined up a volunteer stint in Ecuador at a wildlife rescue...

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