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Ecological Sustainability On Stage & Being a Tree Hugger

by Chuck Peavey 28. October 2010 05:04

Environmental Presentations that Sell

Last weekend, I participated in a huge event. It was really big for 3 reasons and I’m going to share them with you now…

Maurice DiMino – The Sicilian Mentor

Maurice DiMino - The Sicilian Mentor

 I want to introduce you to someone who believes very strongly in what we are doing here. Maurice DiMino; Maurice is one of the most powerful speakers you can ever hope to see and more importantly, he is willing to teach anyone how to be just as good as he is at speaking in public on stage.

If you want to know more about Maurice and if you want to learn what Maurice has been teaching me, you can register for his next boot camp, he holds them twice a year.

Let’s face it, if I’m going to get people to understand what I have to say, speaking in public is a valuable skill. So this is the first big thing, I got to learn from a true master, Maurice DiMino. More...

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Procter and Gamble - How to Be Green

by Chuck Peavey 21. October 2010 16:57

What is Ecology?

To me, this is exciting. Procter and Gamble have setup a web site called "Future Friendly" to help consumers learn more about how to be green. I read about it in an article at Advertising Age. Personally, I'm excited because I agree the biggest problem with becoming more ecologically sustainable in this country is a lack of education about what it means to be. More...

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Paper Water Bottles and the Ocean

by Chuck Peavey 14. October 2010 19:48

Plastic in the Pacific Ocean

It really doesn’t take much to get me excited but if there is one environmental issue that keeps me up at night, it’s the plastic island called the Pacific Garbage Patch. You’ve already heard me talk about the Pacific Gyre and the 40+ million ton island of plastic in the Pacific Ocean.

It all starts when someone accidently drops a water bottle which goes down a storm drain then floats out to the ocean where 7 to 20 years later, it winds up in this big pile of plastic. Over the next several years, it breaks down into tiny pieces; the fish eat it, birds eat it, turtles eat and they all die. More...

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The Pizza Place and Paper Water Bottle

by Chuck Peavey 7. October 2010 10:04

Pizza The Mountaineer's Diet

As a Mountaineer, I’m deeply involved in fitness so it’s not often I get to splurge on the really tasty food. As a computer programmer, it should be no surprise my favorite splurge food is Pizza. One reason I'll never be a true Tree Hugger, I always end a backpacking trip with either a Burger or a Pizza (not tofu and quinoa, I eat quinoa on the trail).

 A few days ago, we decided to try a new pizza place in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles called Tomato Pie Pizza Joint. Well, they’re not new, they’ve been around for a couple of years but they’re new to us.

Anyway, when I went to pick up our pizza, I noticed something I’ve never seen before; Boxed Water. More...

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Ray Parker Jr. and the Compostable Cup

by Chuck Peavey 30. September 2010 10:04

Marketing Events Going Green

I mentioned that last weekend; we publicly announced www.GreenCertifiedWeb.org, a green business certification company, at the Craig Duswalt Rockstar marketing Bootcamp. What I didn’t mention is that Ray Parker Jr. was there. See, that’s half the fun of doing Craig’s Rockstar Marketing Bootcamp, you never know who is going to show up... except that the next Bootcamp in March 2011 will have Kevin Cronin, the Lead Singer from REO Speedwagon

Chuck Peavey (Me) with Ray Parker Jr.

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Green Business Certification at www.GreenCertifiedWeb.org

by Chuck Peavey 26. September 2010 09:00

Green Certification Need

I mentioned a few weeks ago my concern about how Green Business Certification companies might be forcing people to incorporate non-green practices into their businesses just to pass a test and get a really cool logo on their site. I’m also concerned that if someone is only a few questions away from getting their green certification, they might fudge the truth just a little just to make sure. More...

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What do Recycle Numbers on Plastic Mean?

by Chuck Peavey 9. September 2010 09:01

Plastics; what’s what?

I don’t know about you but those little numbers on recyclable products, I don’t understand them. I find myself looking at these and wondering what I’m supposed to do with them. So for my own benefit, I’m including them here. Perhaps you can benefit as well: More...

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Does Green Business Certification Make Sense?

by Chuck Peavey 2. September 2010 09:00

Need for Green Certification

In my very first blog article, I mentioned the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and the fact that making a minor modification to their site meant saving 65 trees a year and about 144 thousand pounds of CO2. Recently, I commented on Corporate Colocation and the fact they will reduce their CO2 by about 4 Million tons per year. Both of these are significant achievements in reduced impact on the ecology of the planet. More...

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