I don't know who coined the phrase "think globally, act locally." I'm not even sure of its original meaning. The term, however, has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I keep thinking of it in relationship to how we are being trained to be "world class" industrial hygienists. In the process, are we slighting our local community?
The basis for my thinking comes from the fact that my local American Industrial Hygiene Association section is having a hard time getting people to attend meetings. They are even having a hard time getting people to volunteer to become officers of the local section. From my perspective, low turnout at local meetings is a growing problem for many AIHA local sections.