Wildfires Cause Health Damage With Air Pollution
November 5, 2019
Wildfires cause such immediate damage destroying property and lives we sometimes overlook the fact that the destruction continues long after the fire is out. The ash and debris that lingers long after the fires have passed can be extremely toxic containing hazardous materials that can cause irreversible health damage from drifting airborne contaminants also known as particulate pollution.
Weatherproofing Your Building
October 22, 2019
Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan two weeks ago. It left some people homeless, others missing and destroyed homes. 5589 miles away in North Dakota, heavy snow and strong winds are affecting people and their properties. Will weatherproofing our homes and buildings make sure we’re safe despite the weather?
Too Old To Care – That’s Not Fair
October 16, 2019
“No One is too small to make a difference.” This is the personal motto of the teen activist Greta Thunberg who is outspoken in demanding immediate action taking climate change seriously. Her message brings to mind the expression “out of the mouths of babes.
Big Benefits to Brownfield Properties from GEI’s Green Coatings Encasement
September 23, 2019
Brownfields, Greyfields and other environmentally troubled properties are usually large commercial, industrial and government structures and lands that are teaming with hazardous materials. It is estimated that there are over 450,000 Brownfield properties alone in the United States. This number of problematic real estate skyrockets into the millions when adding Greyfield and other environmentally distressed buildings throughout the world.
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.