So we just finished celebrating a holiday dedicated to workers and next week I’m going to be in D.C. for the Hardwood Federation Fly-In, and that got me thinking about how many times I’ve made a call, even a plea for action. I went back and tracked down some old posts, and maybe one of these will inspire you. (Interestingly, these refer to past Fly-In’s so clearly trips to DC get me thinking the same way every time!)
I entitled this blog “Philosophical Ponderings,” but really it should be “Past Pleas for Action.” If you can’t make D.C. next week, you can still act. Have you posted a comment yet—offered up your opinion of the situation and its impact on you?
Jurassic Park and the Wood Industry – We need to act to survive.
Michael J. Fox and the Wood Industry – It’s not someone else’s job to fix things.
Guess I’m just feeling Philosophical: Lessons from Biology Class – If you don’t act, you can’t expect change.
Philosophical Lessons from Japan – You can’t complain if you don’t try to make it better.
Seeking Common Sense – We need more common sense in government.
The Power of Negative Thinking – If you are prepared, it’s a lot easier…it seems that things are going to get a little crazy very quickly: think about Plan B. And C. And maybe X, Y and Z…
Sense a theme here? Take action!
See you all in DC!
Elizabeth Baldwin is Environmental Compliance Officer for Metropolitan Hardwood Floors. In her 25 plus year career in the wood industry has visited over 70 countries and hundreds of facilities of all sizes and types. She describes herself as a “jack of all wood trades.” Familiar with jungles of all sorts–having camped out along the Amazon and walked the halls of Congress–she blogs for the NWFA on both environmental and regulatory issues for educational and informational purposes only. Her blog is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice. Persons seeking legal advice on compliance with CARB, TSCA, the U.S. Lacey Act or any other law, regulation, or compliance requirement/claim should consult with the regulatory agency directly and/or a qualified legal professional.