Here's a list of upcoming Earth Week Events at Pacific University in Forest Grove, (thanks to an email I received at work):
There are several interesting
speakers coming to the Forest Grove campus of Pacific University next
week as part of the Earth Week festivities. All events are free and
open to the public.
MONDAY APRIL 21: Dr. PHIL MOTE on CLIMATE CHANGE Prof. Mote is the head
of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State. He
will be giving a talk called “Five Things I Wish Were True About Climate
Change” on Monday the 21st at 6:30 in Taylor
TUESDAY APRIL 22: DR. TRYGVE STEEN on OREGON’S OLD GROWTH FORESTS Prof. Trygve Steen
from Portland State will give a presentation on Oregon’s awesome old
growth forests. He’s a lively speaker with awesome photos, so this will
be fun. Tuesday the 22nd at 3PM in the Milky
THURSDAY APRIL 24: MACARTHUR AWARD WINNER DAVID MONTGOMERY on DIRT & CIVILIZATION Renowned author and
scientist David Montgomery from the University of Washington will give a
lecture called “The Need for Global Soil Restoration” on Thursday,
April 24 at 6:30 in Taylor Auditorium.
More information on Earth Week as well as directions to campus can be found on the Pacific University website.
There's a new "multimodal" bridge in Potland. The Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People. It's a name that comes from the original residents of the Willamette Valley and it's a great name for a bridge that soars above the Willamette river. “Tilikum” means people, tribe and relative.
The bridge will host transit, bicyclists
and pedestrians, but no cars. If needed, emergency vehicles can use the bridge.
On the west side, the bridge will connect with the new Southwest Porter Street. The east side will run near the OMSI.
The 7.3-mile Portland-to-Milwaukie light-rail line will
run on the bridge.
The new transit line is scheduled to open Sept.
If you're looking for something to do to help support the Earth and Earth Day, you can check out this website for a few good "green" ideas. Then plan to make a difference. It's easy to volunteer and you might make a few friends while you're helping the earth.
Maybe you don't see the connection but I am determined to reach certain goals and whether it's a chapter or a half marathon, it takes the same set of skills to get-er-done.
I have to make time instead of excuses. And believe me, it's much easier to make excuses than to make time. When I run, I have to work it into my life and that means getting up earlier than normal so I can clock my miles. And when I write, I usually stay up later than I'd like so that I can reach my word count.
Both running and writing take determination, setting goals and perseverance. There is no substitute for "butt in the chair" time or "feet on the pavement" time. You can't reach your goals if you aren't willing to make a few sacrifices, which might mean less sleep or perhaps less t.v. time, but no matter what your goals are, you have to set some guidelines.
You can't just decide one day to go outside and run a marathon or tell yourself you'll write the next great novel, if you don't make time to put the hard work in.
So, if you want to run a 5k, 10k, or even a marathon - or write a story, a book or an article - set some goals and find the time to do the work to get you where you want to be.
If you don't, the time will slip past and one day you'll end up wondering why...you never ran the race, wrote the book or did whatever it was you wanted to do. Because time stands still for no man...or woman.
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