Monday, February 9, 2009

Sustainability Advisor


I now have an official position at work. I will be the Sustainability Advisor.

My role will mainly be to evaluate the project sites of the organisation where they have set up Community-Based Eco-Tourism (CBET) to ensure that they are up to standard and that they incorporate sustainable practices. The reason why these coastal communities were selected was because of the presence of ecologically sensitive areas, but there us a need to 'close the loop' to make sure that these projects really are ecologically sound.

In addition to this, I'll be supporting the Communications Department in producing marketing materials and organising discussions surrounding climate change and sustainable livelihoods, the subjects they chose for this year.

Everything seems to be going smoothly here in Vietnam. I've finally bought a bike, registered for Vietnamese courses, bought some cheap clothes for work, and moved a desk into my otherwise unspectacular furnished bedroom, and had the landlord fix my bed which actually had a broken support. Although the brakes on my bike broke, my cellphone fizzed, and my laptop sometimes does not type....

More to come in the coming days, as now that I have a desk, my ass won't hurt so much from sitting on my broken bed.

I somehow agreed to join my Australian roommate in her jogging expedition around Hoan Kiem Lake. I'm not sure how I will accomplish that at 6:30 am. Wish me luck.

I now have an official position at work. I will be the Sustainability Advisor.

My role will mainly be to evaluate the project sites of the organisation where they have set up Community-Based Eco-Tourism (CBET) to ensure that they are up to standard and that they incorporate sustainable practices. The reason why these coastal communities were selected was because of the presence of ecologically sensitive areas, but there us a need to 'close the loop' to make sure that these projects really are ecologically sound.

In addition to this, I'll be supporting the Communications Department in producing marketing materials and organising discussions surrounding climate change and sustainable livlihoods, the subjects they chose for this year.

Everything seems to be going smoothly here in Vietnam. I've finally bought a bike, registered for Vietnamese courses, bought some cheap clothes for work, and moved a desk into my otherwise unspectacularly furnished bedroom, and had the landlord fix my bed which actually had a broken support. Although the brakes on my bike broke, my cellphone fizzed, and my laptop sometimes does not type....

More to come in the coming days, as now that I have a desk, my ass won't hurt so much from sitting on my broken bed.

I somehow agreed to join my Australian roommate in her jogging expedition around Hoan Kiem Lake. I'm not sure how I will accomplish that at 6:30 am. Wish me luck.

2 comments:

maTT said...

Thank you for explaining. Good luck.

By the way. In general do you ever find that the word
sustainable is used to often when maybe it we should use regenerative. Or is it just semantics.

Jeannette said...

Reading it twice helped.