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Exxon Mobile The Environmentalists!

by Chuck Peavey 10. November 2011 21:34

Exxon Mobile Creates Green U.S. Recycling Jobs

S.R. Wilmington heading to Seattle

That's what the news release by Basel Action Network (BAN) announced on November 8th, 2011. It's really an exciting development for the environmental community and a great example to the business community.

See, usually, these ships are sent to India and basically cut up and dropped in the ocean by children making less than $1.00 per day. In this case, skilled workers at a Seattle Shipyard are going to expertly detoxify the components, dismantle it and recycle as much of it as they can. More...

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How to Be Green in Business – First Steps (Video)

by Chuck Peavey 20. January 2011 10:04

12 Years Making Eco-Friendly Businesses

Of the last 12 years, I’ve been building custom web sites through my company Universal Net. It’s no secret that I believe technology is the key to getting us beyond the excessive use of natural resources that are so critical to our future survival. More...

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Eco-Friendly 5K in Los Angeles

by Chuck Peavey 11. November 2010 05:04

Green Running Events

There’s a new race organizer in town; Heather Heath, founder of Green Running Events.

The concept is easy, put on 5K races around the Los Angeles area and structure them so they have the least amount of impact on the environment.

You’d think it’s a no brainer but you’d be amazed how much paper, plastic and glass ends up in the landfill after an event like this.

Now may be a good time to mention that www.GreenRunningEvents.org is a Green Certified business through www.GreenCertifiedWeb.org and we’re proud to have them. More...

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Environment Along the John Muir Trail

by chuck 4. November 2010 05:04

John Muir - Founder of the Sierra Club

The John Muir

John Muir was an explorer back around 1900 and he really thought a lot of the High Sierra Mountains. So much so, he made it a point to bring about the preservation of Yosemite National Park and in 1892, became one of the cofounders of the Sierra Club.

I think the most important thing about John Muir was how much he valued the vast beauty of the wilderness and believed it was important for people to see what it had to offer so they would know it was (and still is) worth protecting.

The John Muir Trail

Depending on who you talk to, the John Muir Trail (JMT) is 211 to 236 miles. Construction began about a year after John Muir’s death and the region he spent most of his life exploring. More...

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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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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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