“Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a means of natural gas extraction employed in deep natural gas well drilling. Once a well is drilled, millions of gallons of water, sand and “proprietary chemicals” are injected, under high pressure, into a well. The pressure fractures the shale and props open fissures that enable natural gas to flow more freely out of the well.” Land owners that Josh Fox interviewed across the country all had similiar stories of polluted drinking water and toxic air surrounding these frack wells. A Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire.
June first is the application deadline for the 2010 Small Business Energy Star Award! Don’t wait. If you are a small business that has worked to improve energy performance at your company over the past two years, you are eligible to apply. Preference is shown to businesses that have used ENERGY STAR tools and resources to achieve … Read More
The Nordson sister companies of Asymtek, March, and YESTech are committed to minimizing their impact on the environment. Nordson ASYMTEK is a world leader in automated fluid dispensing, jetting and conformal coating. They design and manufacture a full line of equipment for semiconductor package assembly, printed circuit board assembly, LED assembly, FPD assembly, life science … Read More
Slow and steady vs jumping right in. Which is the best way to run this Green Race? What is a business to do?
“Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over.” Mark Twain had it right. Life on earth cannot exist without this resource; and it is our duty and to our benefit to protect it.
Sam Walton founded this company with a belief that, “If we work together, we’ll lower the cost of living for everyone…we’ll give the world an opportunity to see what it’s like to save and have a better life.” Save Money. Live Better.
“Compostable products are being touted around the world as a sustainable packaging solution; but there are several factors to consider. These include the source of the raw materials, the energy consumed during manufacturing, and whether the products are actually captured for composting.”
Please read Daniel Imhoff’s book and consider the implications of our choices. And please look for the opportunities for savings for business and for society in reducing and enhancing the environmental and economic consciousness of our choices in packaging.
Image via Wikipedia Who cooks anymore anyway? How many families regularly eat breakfast at a drive-though? What is really in that lunch that you are defrosting in the microwave? What are the costs to your health and your family? What is real food? Michael Pollan wrote the Omnivore’s Dilemma as a way for him to … Read More