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Green Cities Media: Mike Italiano Interview

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Mike Italiano is President & Chief Executive Officer for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS) and Capital Markets Partnership. He    founded the Capital Markets Partnership, MTS, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) Leadership Council, and American Society of Testing & Materials (ASTM) Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment. He is a Director of MTS, USGBC, USGBC CEO Board, Sustainable Furniture Council, and former Director of ASTM and Chairman of ASTM E50. Mike has been responsible at over 200 waste sites for expert testimony, litigation, cleanup, settlement, and scientific and technical analysis.



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February 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Green Cities Media Interviews

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Sensible City has been working on a series of interviews with presenters from the Green Cities conference. The interviews are available both in podcast form and text form.

The next few posts will be Green Cities interviews – Let me know what you think.

Special thanks to the Sensible City crew (Andrew, Ian, Amy, Christina, Lorelle, Ben, Derek, Ashley Sue) for working so awesomely hard to get this up and going. I’m proud to be a part of it!

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February 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm

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Sensible Kitty Job Hunting Series

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In this economy, on thing on everyone’s mind is their job. Lately, I’ve had scores of friends seeking advice on how to go from unemployed to employed. It’s a tough market – so you have to get a little creative. I’m going to do a series of posts on job hunting – let me know what you’d like for me to write about and if these resources are helpful. Here are some proposed topics:

1.  Online Resources

2. Offline Resources

3. Volunteering

4. Networking

5. Resumes

6. Nailing the Interview

Anything else?

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February 24, 2009 at 5:05 pm

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Love Letters

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Recently, a co-worker commented on that fact that I was wearing two different colored socks. I explained to her that, Yes, I realized they were different and its one of those little things I do for myself in the morning, like a Love Letter to myself.

At the end of the day – when I’m tired, cranky, happy, zen or blah I take off my shoes, see two slightly different colored socks on my little feet and I always smile and laugh. It’s nice to think about doing a little something to brighten up my day.

Another thing I do is schedule text messages (using the 37 signals to-do list service Backpack) with little tidbits of inspiration to randomly appear in my phone. You can schedule them for months in advance and sometimes they really make a difference in how my day goes.

Do you have any small actions that are Love Letters to yourself? I’d like to do more of them.

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February 18, 2009 at 4:50 pm

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Head over to the WPVM blog for the latest on whats up with the radio station. I’m staying out of it – but watching to see if I can be of help in some way.

Real posts coming again someday probably.

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February 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm

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Twestival Beer Walk

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I stole this whole post from BareHandSpank (hehehe, cheeky).

Come Join us this Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Bruisin Ales (66 Broadway Street). We are raising awareness for Charity:Water and will also be inviting people to our main event this Thursday at 6 p.m at Windows on the Park. Our local event is known as the Asheville Twestival, a joint effort by the Asheville + Twitter community to bring real change to the world. Bring $2 to kick things off and get ready to spread the word. **Don’t forget to thank our beer sponsor Bruisin’ Ales**

We will kick things off with a beer at Bruisin Ales and then follow the path below:  Please bring comfortable shoes and your guerrilla marketing skills.Bruisin Ales @ 6 p.m.
New French Bar
Ed Boudreaux’s
Flying Frog
Bier Garden
The Vault

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February 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

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