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Energy Studies

As of late, due to my new role, I’ve been spending a great deal of time learning about energy.  Particularly energy finance and construction of generation projects.
At not point in my life did I consider electricity and how it’s used.  Obviously we teach a good deal about it in school, but considering how the electric [...]

Another Unseasonable Start to Winter – COP 21

It’s December 13th and it has been consistently over freezing the last few weeks here in Minnesota.  I’d say it’s a nice surprise but after the last decade it doesn’t really seem so.  My memory is not nearly as good as it used to be, but it seems that as of the last decade or [...]

The American Work Week: Transition to Four Days?

Since Memorial Day, I’ve been thinking about the work week.  I read an article on Reddit the other day that  brought up similar ideas.
Typical weeks of work in the American culture are roughly 40 hours per week spread over 5 days.  In the business scene, the number of hours skews higher, typically more like 50-60 hours [...]

Shifting Perspective: New Tools in the Tool Belt

I was speaking with a student yesterday who brought up that his internship wasn’t really what he wanted and not all that much fun.  This student was kind of disenchanted and wondering if he had made the right call on a few things.
The truth is that not everything is a lot of fun, but it [...]

The Green To Gold Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom Line Results In Every Business Function

Deep breath.  That was a mouthful.  Seriously, I probably should have just left the subtitles out.
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a book.  The last one was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  That’s pathetic as it was in August!   There is good reason for this.  The books I’m currently reading were the [...]

8 Billion People: The Critical Role of Resource Management

The other week I brought up the fact that we are currently at roughly 7 Billion people on Earth.  That’s a grandiose amount of folks!  Here’s a question, where do all these folks live?  Let’s look

As you can see, the really high concentrations are in India and China.  India currently has 1.2B people; China has [...]

Cradle to Cradle: Sustainability at Work

A very good thing happened to me recently, I was delegated to work on the Sustainability Team at work.  My company is a very large manufacturer of chemicals and cleaning supplies and cares very much about the impact it has on this planet.  Their commitment to developing sustainable business practices is one of the best [...]

  
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