Being surrounded by so much ethnic diversity results in such an influx of information into our minds, that it’s sometimes hard to imagine that not every culture and language is thriving; in fact, many are endangered. Societies are living entities, susceptible to erosion, low self-esteem, and even extinction. Many governments provide initiatives to preserve minority […]Read more "Prop Roots Center Volunteer Blog Post"
The Inner Harbor Project: Creating More Inclusive Communities Even in today’s technological and increasingly globalized world that enables us to instantly be exposed to people thousands of miles away, from vastly different cultures, many times the very media that leads to understanding can construe an incomplete image of a community. Having attended international schools in […]Read more "Inner Harbour Project Volunteer Blog Post"
startsomegood: The Guide to Going Local The ubiquity of the ‘consumerist spirit’ in today’s largely industrialized world is apparent; and so we see, even in the smallest of cities, the effects of a modified ‘American Dream’ that encourages an excess of choice and spending and centers life around consumption. Just a quick sweep of our […]Read more "Guide to Going Local Volunteer Blog Post"
The second part of the internship involved a survey of how the company procures stationery items, and how it can switch to more environmentally-friendly purchasing practices. I only initiated the project (the rest was meant to be completed by another intern,) so the report mainly deals with the top five annually procured items at IL&FS […]Read more "Green Procurement Report"
The first project of my internship was to conduct a sort of ‘energy audit’ (albeit at a very basic level,) and to publish a report on the state of energy consumption in the IL&FS office building, pointing out some areas of improvement in energy consumption data collection, as well as in the energy conservation measures […]Read more "Energy Efficiency Report"