Routine. This is what dictates our daily habits. Indeed difficult to tap out of routine but also extremely hard to tap back in. Falling for the art of blogging was instantaneous, however quickly after my return to the homeland I got carried away with adulthood and became a digital lurker.
For two years I observed active bloggers focus on their daily interests, diving in so deep they sometimes responded to my inner thoughts just as if we have always been friends. During my online silence I mastered another aspect of life called Project Management. PM can be life consuming until you find balance.
With a sense of maturity and a broad perspective of blogging activity, this post is to mark the beginning of a new era for this website.
In June 2013 an innovative idea was born at the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE). For years TIE has been funding cutting edge research and actively supports the advancement of environmental science. However the infamous gap between theory and practice has blocked research results from reaching wider audiences and creating impact beyond the academic bubble.
In the era of social media the evolution of communication is evident and surely creates numerous opportunities for existing practices to be enhanced. Such practice that needs to change is academic research. What if the findings of academic research could be translated in simple language for wider audiences to comprehend? With the goal to leverage the awareness of environmental sustainability issues, the idea to communicate research through social media storytelling was born!
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking”
Photo credit: Panagiota Kaltsa – Milano, Italy
Indeed time flies…the past months have been busy jumping across continents, starting a new life, juggling jobs and pursuing new endeavors. Sounds more hectic than exciting, which makes me wonder when was the last time anyone had time to spare or was not “too busy” to evaluate what is happening on a day to day basis?People constantly strive to break the norms, lead a better lifestyle, and safeguard a promising future. What about the simple things that happen each and every second? Modern citizens rarely allow themselves to enjoy plain moments because they are tangled in a restless effort to meet the social contract they de facto agreed to upon birth. Continue reading