Scorching High Temperatures & Heat Island Effect
September 1, 2019
With August comes the hottest weather around the planet and this hot weather is increasing worldwide. In the USA alone more than a 150 million people were under extreme heat threat a-crossed 30 States.
Wildfires & Toxic Cleanup
August 20, 2019
I’ve been having many discussions about the recent wildfires in California and how they pose environmental concerns after the initial threat has passed. The fallout from wildfires is immediate although much of the trouble continues when clean up starts. The cleanup can cause a whole set of concerns that can be dealt with using some simple solutions.
Native Americans - Lead-Based Paint & Asbestos
June 25, 2019
I’ve been camped out at the local hotel in Stilwell Oklahoma for the last few weeks. I was originally here to educate the Cherokee Tribe on how to safely in place manage the lead-based paint and asbestos in their buildings and housing. Also how to fortify their properties against heavy weather events and restore roofing. Things expanded from there as I came in just as the area was being hit with strong and disruptive weather.
Green Coatings to Protect People, Buildings & the Environment
June 17, 2019
One of my passions is that I’ve always loved hanging out in nature, getting off the grid to center myself and connecting with the environment. So invariably it seemed to make good common sense to protect that environment. This thought process, combined with my chosen profession as a coatings expert, lead me to constantly promote the use of green, environmentally advanced/friendly coatings.
Storm Chasing Tornados & Preventing Tornado Cough
June 10, 2019
I arrived back into the country from international travels and spent a week in beautiful Ventura CA before getting back on the road for a drive through several states to Oklahoma. I planned on educating native Americans, the Cherokees on how to simply prevent exposure of lead based paint to the occupants of their housing.
Asbestos Education Through Mavis Nye Foundation
May 17, 2019
Mavis is a personal friend of mine and I’m always so impressed with the important work she, her team and foundation are doing. She is so passionate about helping others and getting information out to educate all about exposure to asbestos and associated illnesses.
Zero Waste - Better Than Recycling
May 2, 2019
Better than recycling waste is to not generate any.
of all waste – trash free is a tremendously important issue and a worthwhile goal. Some have gone completely 100% recycling of all their waste, such as the Danish island of Bornholm.
They are setting an excellent example for the rest of us and proving that 100% recycling
of all waste
is not only possible but a very attainable goal.
Earth Day Needs to be Everyday
April 22, 2019
The first time I heard about Earth Day was when I was in the eighth grade and my well admired and clever science teacher opened up a discussion on the cons of earth day stating it was some sort of liberal nonsense and a hoax.
Silent Dangers of PCB's (PolyChlorinated Biphenyls)
April 19, 2019
PCB's (PolyChlorinated Biphenyls) are another, obsolete building material that can create both health and financial risks. Like lead based paint this construction component was also banned in the USA in 1978. Asbestos was banned 4 years earlier in 1974.
DO MORE WITH LESS
April 5, 2019
With consumerism going out of control, minimalism is now on a steady rise as more people have become conscious of how they live. Minimalism is a growing trend that affects not just our personal lives but also helps protect the planet by preserving nature and our precious natural resources.