Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Welcome to the 3E-COE Blog!

Happy Inauguration Day!

I was planning on beginning this first post with staggering statistics about deforestation, species extinction, carbon dioxide emissions, starvation, and cancer and disease caused by toxic pollution both home and abroad. I will save you this because I believe if you visited this page you already know that the earth and its life-forms are in peril, and you desire action. With this in mind, we hope this blog will be a vital part of our environmental and ecological activism here at Penn State. It will provide a venue for sharing news, studies, and opinions to gain a better understanding of the issues that we hold most dear. 3E-COE is a group of teachers and leaders, so I invite everyone to use this blog as a tool to teach, learn, and inspire.

Everyone who wants to contribute will have the opportunity to post relevant environmental and ecological information and comment on other members' posts through the use of personal usernames. If you have a Blogger/Google username, you are already able to comment; if you want to write your own posts, email me at jgb5061@psu.edu and I will set up the blog to give you permission. (If you do not have a Google username yet, sign up here, then log into Blogger, and visit http://3e-coe.blogspot.com/. Make sure to follow the blog by clicking the "Follow this blog" link at the bottom right hand corner of the page.

It's time to get the ball rolling, and as Franz Kafka said, "From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached." Bon voyage.

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