Springing Ahead

By | Mar 10, 2016

For those who don’t know the rhyme we spring ahead an hour in the spring and fall backward one hour, in the fall. Some people mistakenly call it Daylight Savings Time, but it is Daylight Saving Time. There is not ‘S’. In 2007 with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that President George Bush signed […]

The Great Hurricane of 1933

By | Aug 21, 2013

1933 had a very active summer for hurricanes.  By mid-August there had already been 7 recorded storms with one of them turning into a hurricane.  Beginning on August 17th a storm was detected northeast of the Leeward Islands.  When the center of the storm made landfall of the United States over Norfolk, Virginia as a […]

6 Ways to a Greener Office

By | Mar 15, 2011

Use Reusable Items Use Mugs with advertising for coffee and water. Give each employee two mugs, one to use at their office workstation and another to use at home. When serving coffee to a client or prospective client give them a mug promoting your business to take with them. Read Then Print For some it […]

National Park Service

By | Oct 17, 2010

It was on August 25, 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill, National Park Service Organic Act, that created the National Park Service. The agency mission as defined in the bill was “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same […]

The Beginning of Summer

By | Jun 21, 2010

Summer is one of the four seasons. One common beginning of the season is the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year. It’s when the tilt of the Earth axis, North or South, is most inclined towards the sun. But this should be considered the middle of the […]

40 Years Gone

By | Jan 25, 2010

Here we are coming to the close of the first month of 2010 and for some odd reason I just realized that the 1960s are now all 40 years gone. To some the 1960s was a golden age, to others it’s little more than history. To me it was my childhood. But it was only […]

Simple Things to Save Water

By | Sep 10, 2009

Do full loads. Wash full loads when washing clothes and dishes. If you use cold water instead of hot to wash clothes you will save on energy costs. If you do have to do smaller laundry loads adjust the amount of water being used. Check for leaky faucets and toilets. Outside faucets may be leaking […]

The Little Ice Age

By | Jun 29, 2009

Between 1400 and 1850, areas of the earth had three periods when the weather got cooler with the minima being around 1650, 1770 and 1850.  Scientist term this period the Little Ice Age.  While there is a disagreement on when it began, there is agreement that in ended in the mid 19th century. The Little […]

10 Ways to Conserve Energy

By | Feb 11, 2009

Recently I was invited to a 9th grade class to talk on ways to help the environment. I developed this 10 Ways list a few years ago as ways to conserve energy in the office. I handed it out to each of the students and the teacher planning to go through each item quickly and […]

Greening The Office

By | Dec 27, 2008

Follow The 3 R’s – Recycle, Reuse and Reduce Everything has a beginning and the simplest beginning to creating a greener office is to follow the 3 R’s. Some of the things that you can do is; Recycle toner cartridges and paper. (Shreadded paper can be recycled too). Use mugs and cups that display your […]

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