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September 2017 Gas Prices Significantly Higher Than Last Year

One of my FaceBook friends posted the following question to my wall: What is up with these gas prices?  I chuckled as I wrote the following response: How much more is your fill-up costing you? Gas prices have actually dropped 8.5¢ over the past two weeks, but they are higher than one year ago. Fuel insights … Continue reading

The Strength of Human Kindness

For most of us in these United States, the past 2.5 weeks have been one for the record books with unprecedented rainfall, gale force winds, evacuations, etc. The Gulf Coast Region of the United States has been hit by two massive storms in as many weeks! Hurricane Harvey began pummeling the State of Texas’ coast on Saturday … Continue reading

Edible Cutlery Is One Solution To The Plastics Pollution Problem

    I stumbled upon a post for edible spoons: These spoons are crackers that one can eat after you are done with your meal [Ref 1], while reading an online newsletter. “Sounds interesting,” I tell myself. “Be sure to read that post before closing your browser.” So, I did and watched the accompanying video … Continue reading

Earth Day 2017: #MarchforScience

Today, April 22, 2017 is Earth Day! It is an annual event that began in 1970 and is now observed by hundreds of millions, if not 1 or 2 billion people around the world. According to Live Science, Earth Day started as a grassroots movement and created public support for the creation of the Environmental … Continue reading

Where Are Gas Prices After 30-days With A New POTUS?

We just passed the 30-day mark with our new president of the United States (POTUS), Donald J. Trump. Those in the media as well as others are asking how is our new president doing? Here’s a question that was posed to me: Has there been a shift in gas prices under the new Trump administration? … Continue reading

The “Seer of Seers” Says Six More Weeks of Winter

Today is my niece’s and nephew’s birthdays. I was also reminded earlier this morning by Al Roker, the Today Show’s meteorologist, that February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Roker informed Today Show viewers that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. As this historical tradition goes, we are in for six more weeks of winter! It … Continue reading

Planning to Stay Hydrated in 2017? Know Your Water Source.

A recent Business Insider post, Why top executives swear by a 30-second morning habit anyone can adopt [Ref 1], caught my attention a few months ago. Three business execs: Kat Cole, president of FOCUS Brands – the parent company of Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, and Cinnabon, Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington, and former Birchbox Man chief Brad Lande … Continue reading

Grady Gammage, Jr. To Discuss New Book At SusTech 2016

Phoenix, AZ.  Grady Gammage, Jr. is one of the featured keynote speakers at the upcoming SusTech 2016 Conference on Technologies Driving Sustainability on October 9-11, 2016 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008, USA.  Gammage, a part time academic, a practicing lawyer, an author, a sometime real estate developer and … Continue reading

Before You Raise That Next Bottle of Water, Consider Turning It Upside Down First

The bottled water industry is booming. According to Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) [Ref 1], the U.S. bottled water market reached new heights in 2014 with sales of almost 11 billion gallons. This is the strongest growth that the bottled water industry has seen since the onset of the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009. The … Continue reading

The Maker Movement Is Coming to SusTech 2016

News Release: September 11, 2016 Event Contacts: Vivek Gupta, vmgupta@msn.com Ed Perkins, e.perkins@ieee.org. The Maker Movement Is Coming to SusTech 2016 Attendees Can Save When They Register by September 14, 2016 Phoenix, AZ. The upcoming SusTech 2016 Conference is packed with speakers and events, one of which is the Makers & Sustainability Workshop that will … Continue reading