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June 18, 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. How do you identify these coatings? To start off...
June 4, 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. I had a few stops along the way educating interested parties on my favorite topic of encasement with green coatings...
May 28, 2019
Have you ever heard of Tornado cough? Exposure to disaster debris and their side effects are becoming so common that individual types and the health effects they cause are warranting their own names. Tornado cough is one of them. This is an adverse reaction to inhaled particles that irritates the lungs, resulting in coughing and can affect even the healthiest people. Once the immediate danger from a disaster such as a tornado/twister has...
May 18, 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.  Below is Mavis’s story. Please donate to her foundation that helps so many. https://www.mavisnyefoundation.com/ The Mavis Nye  Foundation was created to inspire  victims of...
May 3, 2019
Better than recycling waste is to not generate any. Full recycling 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. A better step to recycling though is...
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. This agitated most of the class. He further stirred the pot by claiming that it didn’t matter how much pollution we caused, that the planet could take care of itself. He went on to say that the oceans were so vast and...
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. Due to the fact that PCB’s don’t easily degrade or break down made them a popular ingredient and was predominately used in numerous construction materials for industrial use. Even though...
April 6, 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. For me, minimalism is not just learning to live with less. It’s about getting more from less. We come from the old school of “Taking, Making, Using,...
March 28, 2019
As weather events strengthen and become more frequent, it only makes sense to simply increase the protection of the building exterior to preserve the people and their contents inside. Resilient housing and buildings is a must. Especially as severe weather increases. With it comes higher temperatures, wild fires, devastating droughts, stronger wind events, torrential downpours, massive flooding, deep freezes and an overall escalation in...
February 27, 2019
Unrestrained wildfires, record breaking deep freeze, heatwaves, unpredictable floods and devastating storms continue the worldwide pattern of increasingly destructive weather systems. Meteorologists are using choice words to describe these weather events that have decimated whole communities and paralyzed towns and cities. Recently, California wildfires devastated whole towns with populations of 25,000 and they were completely wiped off...