I lived in a suburb of Washington, D.C. from 8th grade until I moved to New Jersey many years ago. The FDR quote here, reminds me of the various outdoor monuments and memorials that I enjoyed visiting. The memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt wasn’t built until after I moved away, but it has become one of my favorites. As the daughter of Montana transplants, I grew up playing in the woods of Cary, NC, and sailing the waters of NC and the Chesapeake. When we travelled out West to visit family, I was enthralled by the huge forests, rocky rivers and all the natural grandeur. And now as an adult with a family of my own, I love spending time at our house in the woods of VT and get out on the water as much as possible.

On my work and pleasure travels, I’m always interested in learning about what other places are doing to conserve and preserve the many natural wonders of our country and, of course, the role technology is playing in these efforts. I’m a firm believer that every little bit counts—so, when I needed to use my room key to activate the power in my hotel room on my last trip, I smiled. It’s a little thing, but using less energy is critical to conservation efforts.

Locking your hotel room and conserving energy in one easy step using technology is a win-win to me!

First published in our March 2023 IT Radix Resource newsletter