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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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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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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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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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Can Disposible Mean Eco-Friendly?

by Chuck Peavey 17. June 2010 22:33

Polylactic Acid (PLA)

Polylactic Acid Molecule

Until a few months ago, I was banking at Wachovia. I really liked them but they were bought by Wells Fargo so now I bank there. It's not that big of a deal. I need to walk an additional 300 yards from my office. I still see my same tellers, I can still write checks for my business, etc. but that's not the point of this article. The last few days, I noticed that my favorite Teller was using a "Green" Biodegradable cup made from Polylactic Acid (PLA) which is Biodegradable and Compostable... it's made from Corn.  I ask and it turns out that all through (at least that branch of Wells Fargo), this is the only type of disposable cup used.  This is just one small effort to be more Green. More...

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Tornados and Global Warming

by Chuck Peavey 20. May 2010 18:42

I think we're missing the point on this topic because there is really no way to know.  Are all the devastating tornados in Oklahoma being caused by global warming because of our use of fossil fuels?  Seriously, I don't know.  Seriously, it doesn't matter!  We can't let the media frenzy for anything sensational to put on the news so they can sell advertising define us or how we respond to our own environment. More...

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