Clay’s Green Corner

Wait! Don’t delete! Welcome to Clay’s Corner. Clay’s Corner is a weekly (not weakly we hope) feature of Green Notes where we examine what life is like in the facilities world with more than a dash of humor.

Just like SNL. Only funny.

We’ll spend a little time together each Friday gearing up for the weekend. We’ll be like a warm up to the beer pong marathon. So, loosen up; put a smile on your face and for Pete’s sake tie your shoes; you look like something the cat dragged in. Oh yeah, we can sometimes substitute for your parents.

Planet pals, buds, terra firma friends, that little piece above was written by yours truly on February 11, 2010. Today we are celebrating the 100th blog post of Clay’s Green Corner! I can see how excited you all are. I am too. Lots has happened over the past 2+ years and 99 posts and if you haven’t been with us since the begining, no worries, you are here now and that’s what counts.

We’ve spent many a Friday discussing what’s happening not only at THE University of Rochester, but also around the state, country and world. And sometimes we are not always on topic (I do believe my middle name is “off-topic”. That’s okay, it keeps *them* on their toes), but we are committed in our mission of making the planet better today and tomorrow. Promoting a sustainable world can be challenging and sometimes even a thankless (get outta here, ya tree-hugger) task. We carry on and most important; we carry on with a sense of humor and a sense of wonder.

The purpose of Clay’s Green Corner hasn’t changed. We’re here to advocate for a better world, we want you to know what we are doing to achieve the goals of sustainability from University Facilities and Services, and share with you our victories and when we miss the mark, we’ll discuss that too.

In my office is a brass plaque. It reads: “Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.” That is my personal mantra. I hope it becomes a part of how you approach life, too. It can be tough out there and I’d be lying if I wrote that we never get discouraged. We do. We’re human. But we make sure we stop and smell the roses, even if we had to step in some fertilizer to do it. We are all in this together. We may as well have some fun while we’re at it.

The past 99 blogs have been a blast. I’m looking forward to the next 1oo. I hope you’ll stay. I’d miss you if you weren’t here. It is truly an honor and priviledge to write for you and work with some of the finest, most caring and dedicated professionals around.

As the unofficial start of summer begins this weekend, take care, be safe and I’ll see you next week.





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