Opinion

Impact Drugs are Having on the Environment – Marijuana

When thinking about drugs, one doesn’t usually associate an environmental impact with the production or manufacturing process, however, the toll on natural habitat is real. From Marijuana grow operations in our National Forests to prescription drugs in our waterways, modern chemistry and drug production is having a profound impact on our world. Gone are...
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Food and Drink

Genetically Modified Organisms – GMO Month

With the month nearly over, you may not have realized that October is GMO month. A very controversial topic, Genetically Modified or (also known as Genetically Engineered) crops are becoming increasingly abundant in ingredients of common foods without your knowledge. How common you ask? Based on USDA (US Department of Agriculture) data, it is...
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Opinion

Green Police

If you watched the superbowl this past weekend, then you are probably familiar with the ‘Green Police’ ad by Audi touting their diesel A3 TDI. While the spot was quite amusing, it can also be a bit sad as that is what many people think of the green movement. I don’t want to over...
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Opinion

Destroying Clothes- Brand Managmenent and the Apparel Industry

It really is quite a dilemma, the question of brand and style management and environmental stewardship has been at the forefront of controversy since the H&M and Walmart clothing destruction and disposal incident. This conjures up a similar dumpster diving topic of food disposal by grocery stores and restaurants, food safety concerns can pose...
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Opinion

Carbon Trading Scams – Who are you paying to reduce your footprint?

Ever bought a plane ticket and seen the little banner that says ‘offset your carbon emissions here’, or seen a company claim to be ‘carbon neutral’? More often than not, they are buying carbon credits. Carbon footprints are all the rage right now, so much so that a whole new industry is being built...
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