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Food Waste as a Resource - Part 2 - Composting

by Chuck Peavey 26. August 2010 09:00

What is Compost?

So last week, we took a look at landfills and how they work. I still think it’s amazing what they do to keep waste out of our water table and recover methane emissions for profit but the reality is that in the long run, this system is damaging to the environment and to the health of everyone in the country. More...

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Food Waste as a Resource - Part 1 - Landfill Technology

by Chuck Peavey 19. August 2010 09:00

Are Landfills Green?

On June 7th, I was fortunate enough to attend the Thesis Defense presentations at the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. I had the opportunity to hear Carolyn LaPrade present her topic “Food Waste as a Resource: Rethinking Our Waste Infrastructure” and I’ll never think of garbage the same way again. More...

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How to Build a Green Datacenter - The Corporate Colocation Approach

by Chuck Peavey 5. August 2010 09:05

Where Web Pages Come From

I want to tell you about Corporate Colocation, the Datacenter Company I use to host my web servers. Just so you know; I’m not getting anything for doing this. I am just very proud to be a part of something that I believe is a revolution in Datacenters and Internet technology in general. More...

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Wilderness Stewardship, Not Quite Leave No Trace

by Chuck Peavey 29. July 2010 09:00

Small Town Life

Cash National ForestI grew up in a small town in Utah. When I was in grade school, there was no cable television so on summer days, we had to find other things to do. If my brother and I even breathed we were board, my mom would send us out to climb a mountain or go to the swimming hole in the river or take our BB Guns and shoot some cans. More...

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Besides Carbon Dioxide, What are the other Greenhouse Gasses?

by Chuck Peavey 15. July 2010 09:00

Greenhouse Gas and Mercury

We hear a lot about greenhouse gases and then we hear almost exclusively about Carbon Dioxide (CO2). It’s easy to assume that CO2 is the only greenhouse gas that matters. But there are other gasses that cause the “greenhouse effect” and this is why they’re called “greenhouse gasses.” More...

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Kleenex - Clear Cutting & Green Washing?

by Chuck Peavey 8. July 2010 10:19


Is Kleenex the Environmental Bad Guy?

I got an email a few days ago; a friend of mine is outraged at Kleenex.  Seems they don't already have enough uses for Virgin, Ancient Forest, they created a new Hand Towel for the bathroom.  If you haven't seen it, check out the commercial here...

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Why is BP in Control of The Gulf Cleanup

by Chuck Peavey 4. July 2010 14:28

Business Today

It's not easy doing business in this economy.  Well, maybe it is for you but I find I need to work longer hours, plan more and be more focused on what will bring in money.  I have a plan, I've come up with new ways to make my business more successful and now, it's time to follow that plan and quickly.  There is less leisure time for me now as I find new ways put these practices into my business and it's important that I'm not distracted by things that won't help me to create more success in my business. More...

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T12 Fluorescent Lighting and Going Green

by Chuck Peavey 30. June 2010 12:26

Today (June 30, 2010) is a big day toward making the world a little more energy efficient and you probably won't hear a word about it on the news.  Today marks the end of an era that begain over 70 years ago... The end of the T12 Fluorescent lighting system.

So here's the deal... the T12 is the basic 4 foot Fluorescent light that you see in offices everywhere.  They are usually recessed into the ceiling of your office or hanging over the work benches if you're in manufacturing and if you're like me, they make your eyes hurt. More...

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