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May 25, 2012 Green Blog 10 Comments


Naomi Bloch, greengaithersburg.com partner and blogger






My name is Naomi and I am pleased to be joining Green Gaithersburg as a regular Blogger!

Let me tell you a little bit about myself, and why all things green and sustainable mean so much to me and what I believe it will take to expand and accelerate this critical movement.

First and foremost, I believe in making connections!  Not only in the proverbial “connecting-the-dots” way but also in making human connections between individuals, organizations and communities.

I believe in a strong sense of community because this is what human society is all about and it is one of the essential elements that I believe has been in very short supply for far too long in our country.

Because we are social beings I believe that it is this lack of a sense of connectedness that has lead to, (or certainly made more complicated!) the various problems that concern us today.

Problems of health and wellness, of sustainability, or economic insecurity, you name it.  I could probably argue that the solution to all of these concerns lies in all of us getting to know each other better and to begin to have the types of creative, solutions-based conversations that will lead us back into balance as a society.

I believe in balance.  And that ALL of these solutions will happen by all of us taking small steps in our own daily lives.  Steps toward each other and, at the same time, toward finding, sharing, and then adopting more earth-friendly and community friendly habits.

Because I believe in connections and community building so much, I want us to develop a genuine sense of friendship over the coming weeks and months.  I believe we all have great ideas and suggestions for ways to be more sustainable and neighborly way to share.  So, I want this forum to be one of the places where that sort of sharing can take place.

I look forward to sharing with all of you the various things that I have learned and all the exciting happenings going on throughout ALL of Montgomery County as I continue to practice my quest for creating a more inter-connected county.  I am even more excited at the thought of what you all will be sharing with me as we build that better tomorrow, together!

Stay Tuned!!


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  1. I do like the manner in which you have presented this problem plus it does give me a lot of fodder for consideration. Nevertheless, through everything that I have witnessed, I just simply wish when the opinions pack on that men and women stay on issue and don’t start upon a soap box of some other news du jour. Yet, thank you for this superb piece and whilst I do not really concur with this in totality, I respect the standpoint.

  2. wdb2FY The material is on the five plus. But there is a minus! My internet speed 56kb/sek. The page was loading for about 40 seconds!….

  3. heheh tHank you very much.. your site is very helpful I got an Idea..Lord I Claim it!!! I am LET Passer hehe

  4. I do`t see a feedback or the other coordinates from the blog administration!….

  5. Joan Phillips says:

    Excellent, Naomi! Thanks for all you’re doing, and i look forward to learning more!

    • Naomi says:

      Hi Joan!

      Hope your have been well… and trying not to work too hard. Thanks for posting and for following my new venture. :-)


  6. Maria Fusco says:

    I too look forward to your blogs Naomi, and I’m taking a look around the website: Looks Good (will enjoy trying some of the recipes).

    Thought for the moment:
    What we do NOW makes the difference ~ there is no putting off: Doing and Not Doing effects tomorrow: What we do now is what we’ll be dealing with tomorrow.

    Up Late & Up Early (can you tell :), down for rest now ~ afternoon siesta :)!

  7. Hi Naomi,

    Good luck with the blog. Looking forward to seeing what you have coming up.

    Dave H.

    • Naomi says:

      Thanks, Dave!

      I am hoping that this Blog effort grows into a nice “community meeting place” … where everyone has ideas and suggestions to share.

      See you on Thursday at the BG Happy Hour! :-)

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