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  • Earth Day Should be Every Day of the Year

    Posted on April 30th, 2009 Nelson Bodnarchuk No comments

    Go Green everyday of the year, save green every day of the year.

    That’s my goal. To be economical and environmental about how I spend my money. I think that should also be a businesses goal as well, and not just because of the current global economic state.

    The state of the economy today demands that people be smarter about how they spend their money, but why are we so reactive versus proactive? It seems we always wait until the last quarter to make the big play. Here’s a list of “Green Savers” that would positively impact the environment, as well as the bottom line if companies started implementing the Virtual Office on a larger scale:

    • Reducing turnover and training costs;
    • Decreasing office space construction and maintenance;
    • Lowering energy bills due to non-industrial office equipment;
    • Shortening project turnaround time – People in different time zones can work around the clock.

    The ACI estimates that over the next decade,
    greenhouse gas emissions created by full-time commuters could be
    reduced by more than five million tons by professionals freelancing
    from their homes.

    The following would be the benefits we’d all start to experience:

    1. Reduced gasoline consumption;
    2. Decreased energy used in building roads;
    3. Cutting down on energy to build, heat, cool and operate large office buildings;
    4. Minimizing run-off and disturbance in natural habitats; and
    5. Diminishing pollutants and greenhouse emissions.

    There’s definately more spin off benefits to this idea than listed here, if you’ve got any let me know.

  • Career Credentials

    Posted on March 30th, 2009 Nelson Bodnarchuk No comments

    Two goals of mine this year are to obtain the final bit of electrical design experience required to obtain my P.Eng and write the PMI PMP exam to obtain my PMP designation.

    I figure since my career has afforded me the opportunity to get this close to both of these “resume builders”, I may as well make an effort to add them to my portfolio of qualifications. Or more eloquently put “I should walk the walk if I’m going to talk the talk.

    Prediction: I see the next few months being dedicated to achieving these goals in my off hours.

  • Do Something, Learn Something, Share Something, Change Something = Meetup.com

    Posted on March 24th, 2009 Nelson Bodnarchuk No comments

    I was just sent a link to this site Meetup.com. It’s a great way to connect with a group of your interest as well as a great way to tap into a niche market if you’re looking to connect with a specific audience.

    Using the Web to bring people together offline.