Tuesday, September 9, 2008
That's not sustainable...
...that's a white chocolate sculpture of the capitol building at a National Military Family Association reception honoring the likes of Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates; Deputy under Secretary of Education, Leslie Arsht; and Congressman Jason Altmire, among others who have worked to ensure unused GI Bills may be transferred to military spouses and pushed for much-needed policy updates regarding leave for family of wounded service members.
As always, I am grateful for the opportunities afforded to me through my volunteer work with the NMFA. And apart from schmoozing with Army Major Pat Work, aide de camp for the Secretary of the Army, I had the chance to chat sustainability and dead zones with former VP of Development for the Ocean Conservancy, Matt Schatzle. In fact, he gave me a quick history lesson about the commercial fishing industry before pointing out that the chocolate dessert I grabbed was far from sustainable. Stay tuned for a more detailed post about that conversation.