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Monday, March 27, 2017

Green Spot: Growing Up

Posted by Tim Stobbs on November 14, 2008

Well after yesterday and realizing this blog was two years old (hint: I’m giving away free stuff) I have to think on the fact on how much I’ve changed in the last two years.

I mean really I’ve done a lot of growing up in the last two years.  I’ve turned from a little overly self centered guy who thought he know some stuff about personal finance to really understanding how little I know about personal finance and investing and being awed to discuss these issues with some of the best bloggers in Canada.  Then I’ve also changed part of this blogs theme to include some environmental stuff as well.  I was a bit shocked to realize that the first Green Spot post was back in July this year!

This got me thinking about people growing up in general.  I mean it just sort of happens that we evolve into ourselves a bit more every day.  For me being somewhat environmentally aware has been a part of me a for a long time, but I’ve never had the option of doing it as a day job.  Now with my new job starting next month part of my job description is: participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive and ongoing strategy for mitigating the company’s emissions profile to achieve federal and provincial emissions targets and to meet corporate environmental objectives.

To translate that into basic terms: take one of the worst polluters for CO2 emissions in Canada who is going to need to replace 80% of their infrastructure by 2030 and turn it into a green machine that meet every target any government can put on it.  To call this a challenge is a gross understatement.  It’s going to be a little bit like turning around GM from it’s current mess.

So as part of my new job I’ll be looking into various pollutants in more detail then I’ve did before so that will likely be reflected in the Green Spot posts going forward.  I may be a little bit more technical and dig a little be deeper than before.  So just to let you all know the Green Spot posts are going to keep growing up, but not to worry I’m not going to go overly technical on you.

If you got any questions, please let me know.

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One Response to “Green Spot: Growing Up”
  1. jo says:

    pretty awesome that part of your job is to do something tangible for the environment.. sure beats the composting duty i’ve taken on in my office ;)

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