Julia L F Goldstein

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Musing on the Future of Travel

Musing on the Future of Travel
May 20, 2020 by Julia L F Goldstein
I’m supposed to be in Spain right now. Many months ago, in a world that looked so different from today’s world, I registered for a one-week travel writing class. I was looking forward to enjoying tapas and wine while learning about sustainable agriculture and writing engaging prose.

The Climate Strikes and Travel

Sep 22, 2019 by Julia L F Goldstein
I didn’t join the millions participating in the climate strikes on October 20. But that isn’t because I don’t think that addressing climate change is crucial for the future of society.

Summer in Walla Walla

Sep 16, 2019 by Julia L F Goldstein
LEED Certification is an admirable goal in designing a new building. Certified buildings are energy-efficient, incorporate water-saving features, and meet a vast array of requirements. But LEED is also supposed to consider the comfort of those who are going to live and work in the building.

SMART, Sustainable Goals for 2019

Dec 27, 2018 by Julia L F Goldstein
As 2018 winds down, you may be thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Personally, I don’t believe in them. As I said in a talk that I gave at a Toastmasters meeting in January 2018, I prefer to commit to SMART goals: goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. It should not surprise those who know me that I always need to be striving toward at least one goal and that my personal goals tend to involve writing or fitness.
When I think beyond myself, my focus tends to be on environmental sustainability. With that in mind, here’s my take on a recent blog post from Earth911 that included a quiz on the impact of potential goals or resolutions.