Jan 2009: A great start to the year

Wow, it’s already 2009. Highlights this month:

0.1 WE ARE GOING TO THE WINTER OLYMPICS 2010 (Vancouver next Feb). Won 1 event of the original 4 we requested. Found a friend to house swap with and keeping an eye on men/women’s snowboarding halfpipe tickets.

1. Flash went to NYC on business. I was jealous, but back home ringing in some new clients and trying not to stress about the crazy ones. (I’m the VP for InternetMarketingInc.com and working on some amazing projects.)

2. My UCSD classes started this month. I’m getting a Sustainability Business Certificate. Very excited to see where this takes me.

3. I’m headed to Las Vegas on business for the International Builders Show. Can you say VIP and bottle service at Tao night club. Here I come clients.

4. Another outing with my 13 year lil Sis. We had beach day. I’m learning so much (about hip-hop and 13 year old likes and dislikes).

5. Volunteered through Women’s Global Network to mentor a budding 20 something female entrepreneur. So excited to assist her, as her new venture is geared toward green products.

6. Our company is a member of CleanTechSanDiego.org and I’m on the education and outreach committe. Major excitement in this space.

2009 – LET IT SHINE!

Gordon’s Go Green

So now that the elections are over, I can actually think again! Ever since I watched Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth I’ve been trying to find easy and simple ways to lessen our carbon footprint. Months ago I bought a bunch of the Wholefoods and Henry’s reusable grocery bags. I used them once, shoved them in the hall closet and forgot all about them. I realized these bags should be left in my car trunk, that I needed more than 2 and that it’s ok to reuse the plastic vegetable bags. Every bit helps. I’ll continue to hold myself accountable and ask that Flash remind me to use our reusable grocery bags.

Going Green Baby!

Going Green Baby!

The next step is to purchase 3-4 more so that we both have our own personal supply of reusable grocery bags in our cars.

For the last week, I’ve consciously questioned everything I’ve thrown in the garbage at home. We live in a high rise building, so I do know there is a large recycle trash can in the underground parking. It collects paper, plastic, glass and aluminum. However, the trash shoot is at the end of our hallway which makes taking out the daily trash very simple. Getting to the recycle trash can involves a couple more steps of getting into the elevator and trucking down to the parking garage. I think we can handle a couple more steps. But Flash asked, “where are we going to collect/store the recyclables?”

We live in a 800 sq ft condo, no pantry space and barely enough room for our dry food! So I’m on the hunt for some great containers. Still researching and will keep you all posted.