|AJC national radio message|
August 10, 2011 – New York – AJC Executive Director David
Harris, in his national radio commentary, speaks about AJC pioneering
initiatives to further energy security and to improve the environment.
AJC, we strive to be among those who make things happen,” says Harris.
The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week’s commentary follows:
say there are three kinds of people -- those who make things happen, those who
watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.
AJC, we strive to be among those who make things happen.
energy security, one of our nation's overriding challenges.
dependence on oil from countries hostile to us has spelled trouble for years.
became the first non-profit agency to offer staff cash incentives to buy
fuel-efficient vehicles. Others have followed our example.
take the environment. We have one planet, it's fragile, and we're only
stewards, not owners, of it.
recently received LEED Gold certification for our headquarters. In our case,
that means we've retrofitted a 50-year-old building and created a green, sustainable
we've sharply reduced energy and water use, and we're recycling the bulk of our
other words, AJC wants to make things happen -- and thereby help create a
is David Harris of AJC.Date: 8/10/2011