Desiderata - Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly. And listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant, for they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, for they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for there will be always greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements, as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble. It is a real possession in the changing fortunes of life.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is. Many people strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love. For in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings, for many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. You have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with god, whatever you conceive him to be. And whatever your labours and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
ACHMMAcademy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Inc. is a US organization,formed by experts in environmental and health management.The members organise seminars, workshops and meetings, to discussprocedures for better environmental and hazardous material management.They have set up many chapters all over the world, in various countries.Hazardous materials are generated at different stages of day-to-day life.Most of these materials are released from industries all over the world.Wastes released, without proper treatment pose great threats to the environment.An efficient waste management process includes proper storing, disposing andtreatment of wastes. Wastes generated in offices, houses, laboratories,industries, factories, etc have different methods of storage, disposal and treatment.This organisation tries to bring awareness among people and make them practicebetter and safe methods of waste management.Improper treatment/disposal of wastes can cause severe health problems.The India Chapter of ACHMM, located in Bangalore has organiseda 3-day workshop and a 2-day seminar recently in Bangalore. Delegates from US,UK and India have taken part in the 5-day program and presented their views.This organisation is for professionals and experts in health,environment and wastemanagement. It is also decided, to start a National Institute of Environmental andHazardous Materials Management by 2009.For more information on the organization, registration, etc.. mail me:sahajaa (dot) blog (at the rate) gmail (dot) com
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ITC has initiated a new project, towards proper management of household wastes. It offered to collect dry waste from the houses in Hyderabad, as an experiment, and recycled the waste.
It paid for the waste collected, from different households and recycled the dry waste, like paper, plastic, etc into useful products.
This helps in tackling the garbage problem. The project was tested in Hyderabad and is now under extension to Bangalore.
Such projects are a step towards managing hazardous materials, mismanagement of which could be fatal.
A report on their management system is here.
Shall be back with more details on HMM, ACHMM and ITC
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