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Earth Day 2019

Are you familiar with Earth Day? Earth day is celebrated on April 22 and was originally founded in 1970 in the United States. Worldwide, it is usually recognized during the vernal equinox. In the United States, it was promoted through grassroots organizations and was used as a way to promote environmental awareness among communities when it first started.  Today, its recognized globally and sometimes the entire week is used to celebrate Earth Day. At work,…

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Stormwater and Runoff

Stormwater is the result of precipitation events that gather in our ditches, drainages, and other systems to eventually flow to a water body source such as a pond, a detention basin, or a creek or river. Water is an easy way to move something from one location to another location if its not stationary or permanent in nature. I bring this up because where I live we are heading into breakup season, with the snow…

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Energy Conservation

I took over running the Air Quality compliance program last summer, which has led to some interesting research that has reemphasized how all different types of environmentally related things are connected to each other and need to be balanced. Energy conservation is something that has caught my attention, and I thought it would be a good topic to write about here.  Energy sources where I live are extremely costly and limited in availability. Alaska, when…

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Recycling and Me, Part 1?

I remember in the late 80s and early 90s bringing materials home from elementary and middle school with the words Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. I remember the Earth Day promotions and how it was important to take care of the environment. These types of messages trickled away when I reached high school, but I never lost their meaning or their focus. If anything, I think it might be these early teachings and messages I was…

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