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January 17
The carbon footprint of Legos

The carbon footprint of Legos

An odd time to think about the carbon footprint of Legos The opportunity to think about being green can come at the strangest times. I work with Young Engineer teaching basic engineering and physics to elementary… Read More >>

January 15
As if there are no enough chemicals in our drinking water to concern ourselves with

As if there are no enough chemicals in our drinking water to concern ourselves with

Chemicals in our Drinking Water Those of you who have attended any of my talks or read any of my blog postings you realize there are many chemicals in our drinking water which should concern us.… Read More >>

January 8
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Clean Coal. Why this is not possible

No such thing as clean coal I was speaking to students at Castro Valley High School and one of the teachers remarked sarcastically there is no such thing as clean coal. Suggestions have been made that… Read More >>

December 31
Fracking chemicals, good in household items, but not in my drinking water

Fracking chemicals, good in household items, but not in my drinking water

Fracking fluid chemicals There has been controversy within the oil and gas industry over disclosing the content of the chemicals contained within fracking fluid. Fracking fluid is made up of 90% water, 9.5% percent standard sand… Read More >>

December 29
Ocean Acidification: The next global crisis

Ocean Acidification: The next global crisis

Carbon dioxide is not only absorbed into the air The addition of carbon dioxide (CO2) as the result of man-made fossil fuels has resulted in an increase in the average global surface temperature.  If left unchecked… Read More >>

December 27
This threat to my drinking water is closer to my doorstep then I ever imagined

This threat to my drinking water is closer to my doorstep then I ever imagined

Local impact of water stewardship The safeguards we implement to protect out water supply affect the security of our drinking water on global scale. At the same time the precautions implemented can be observed at a… Read More >>

December 26
The importance of trust in recognizing “clean” accomplishments

The importance of trust in recognizing “clean” accomplishments

My PG&E Billing Statement I am a customer of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). My most recent billing statement contained PG&E ‘s electrical resources for 2015 as reported to the California Energy Commission. The numbers included… Read More >>

December 24
Recycled Fabrics – a way to be as Green as the message I deliver?

Recycled Fabrics – a way to be as Green as the message I deliver?

Green message, green wardrobe? When I speak to people on sustainability-related topics I have learned green washing or talking about being Green without being green myself does my cause no good. How can I tell people… Read More >>

November 30
Why the future is here for Off-shore Wind Power

Why the future is here for Off-shore Wind Power

The first off-shore Wind turbine farm The completion of the first offshore wind turbine farm off Block Island, Rhode Island last July marked the first installation of offshore wind turbines in American waters. The Block Island… Read More >>

November 29
Thoughts on our Green Future while at the Green Festival after the presidential election

Thoughts on our Green Future while at the Green Festival after the presidential election

And the winner is I attended the Green Festival Expo at Pier 35 on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco five days after the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Many… Read More >>

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