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Emerging Professionals: Book Club Series

  • Thursday, June 03, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting
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  • Includes a paperback copy of the book
  • Please order the book using one of the links provided.

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Session 1 - The Joy of Efficiency by Paul Westbrook

Discussion Scheduled
Thursday, June 3
5-6:30 PM

Author will be in attendance.

Join the USGBC North Texas Emerging Professionals group for the first installment of our book club series! This series will be a chance to engage with other sustainability professionals and discuss topics around career development, sustainability, & personal growth. Each session will be a Zoom meeting with a chance to share and discuss your thoughts on the topic.

Book Summary:

“People always seem to be short of time or money-sometimes both. Efficiency is a way to get more of both. It's not a compromise; it's an optimization where everything is better. It's a way to live lighter on the planet, and to live better. It's quality versus quantity.

Efficiency rewards you similarly to the way a financial investment grows. Just as compound interest allows your money to grow over time, efficiency's benefits continue to accumulate. Efficiency has a better return with a higher guarantee than any financial investment.

Like planting a tree, the best time to start being efficient was twenty years ago; the second-best time is now.

Embracing efficiency is not difficult. It is often just a matter of replacing old, bad habits with new, better habits. To develop a new, good habit you'll have to actively work at it for a month, but then it becomes a new good habit. Develop some new good habits and you, too, will know the Joy of Efficiency.

Throughout the book, the effective path to efficiency is explained through true stories and examples. We learn best through stories instead of just formulas and data. This book may seem to ramble across topics, but read enough and you'll find the thread connecting them all. The power of efficiency-and the joy of living an efficient life-lies in those connections.”

How to Purchase the book:

Purchase paperback with Registration (limited)
Purchase paperback from Amazon - Link $17.95
Purchase Kindle ebook from Amazon - Link $8.99 
Purchase ebook from other suppliers (Kobo, Nook, Indigo, Apple, . . ) Link $8.99

For more information contact Allison Wood, North Texas Regional Council and Emerging Professionals Committee.

USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75229

Contact us at chapter@usgbctexas.org or at 214-571-9244

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