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Confession time – I’m new to blogging. My name is Jennifer Reid and I’m an adult college student attending Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Over the years, my passion for recycling, organic farming, and reducing energy has grown tremendously. This semester my college professor asked our class to start a blog. The blog could be anything we were passionate about. I immediately knew I wanted to blog about recycling, organic gardening and reducing energy.
Starting a blog is not easy. It takes time, lots of time. There are many amazing blogs engaging their audience on recycling, organic gardening and reducing energy. How can my blog help others? I hope to educate, inspire and motivate you to live a healthier life with sustainable practices. As a wife and mother of three children, time is limited, but this blog is an opportunity for you and me to learn, connect and give back to our world.
This quick video is on my spring garden 2013. Enjoy!
One of the best decisions I ever made was finishing my undergraduate degree in Organizational Communications and a minor in Public Health. Marriage & having children were my other great decisions. Last year, I took environmental economics, which made me nervous, but I decided to try it and learn about the subject. The course was one of my hardest classes and my favorite class at the same time. Over the semester, I learned a life time of knowledge. My personal believes on life were being evaluated every time we discussed a new topic. Recycling, deforestation, agriculture and pollution were some of the topics.
A new organization at Queens University was forming called the US Green Building Council student group, which was part of the USGBC Charlotte chapter. I attended their first interest meeting to learn more about this new organization. The mission and vision for the group correlated with my environmental economics course. Wow! I never thought I would fall in love with both USGBC and environmental economics.
This short video is USGBC student group at Queens who partnered with Myers Park Traditional Elementary school to grow a summer garden. We had a kick-off party for the students to plant their seedlings.
Sometimes we don’t understand why things happen or who will influence us. College gave me a chance to dig deep into my passion. I never thought, I would be the President of the US Green Building Council Student Group at Queens University, which is part of the USGBC Charlotte Chapter @USGBC , #USGBCNC sharing my passion for gardening and the environment. Please check out our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Usgbc.atqueens.com or tweet us on Twitter @QueensUSGBC.