Carbon Neutral Grain Elevator & Processing Operations

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At the recent GEAPS (Grain Elevator & Processing Society) conference and expo, I attended as a member of the press. I promised to write an article about how to make grain silo operations carbon neutral. Sugar cane plants run on the agricultural waste generated from cutting down the sugar cane. After the stalks are crushed to remove their sugar juice …


USGBC Announces CEO Mahesh Ramanujam will be stepping down

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces CEO Transition, Strategic Review The leading voice in healthy and vibrant green buildings and communities to build upon its strengths and 28-year history Sept. 8, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors announced that Mahesh Ramanujam will be stepping down as president and CEO of USGBC, Green Business …

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From Here to There – Community-Based Social Marketing

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Hi Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy, This week I had a Zoom call with a colleague regarding the importance of hope in addressing wicked problems, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. After our call, I reread a brief essay I had written for the anthology, Global Chorus. I’ll return to discussing identifying barriers next week, but here is that essay. …


Environmental Democracy – Book Review: “Fusion Capitalism,” by Steve Melink

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Steve writes in his new book “Fusion Capitalism” that attending Greenbuild 2004 was a catalyst. He was moved to create clean energy by the world he was leaving his children. My own motivation comes from being an artist and designer. Steve spoke at a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design education event to support the U.S. Green Building Council at …


Non-allergenic cat, Conducting a Literature Review

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Hi Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy, In 2006 Time magazine listed as one of its inventions of the year, a cat. You are likely imagining, “How could a cat be listed as one of Time’s inventions of the year?” I’ll get to that in a moment, but let me first mention that I have severe allergies to dogs and cats. These …

Wall Street Journal Recycling article

Hunches regarding why people recycle or get vaccinated.

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We each have hunches regarding why people engage in activities such as walking to work, recycling, or getting vaccinated. For instance, theories regarding personal motivations for recycling abound. Recycling, it has been suggested, is popular because it alleviates our guilt for not adopting the more inconvenient aspects of sustainable living. This hypothesis suggests that curbside recycling is simply an antidote …


Behavioral Chains – Community-Based Social Marketing

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Hi Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy, ​ The last three Minutes have addressed determining which health, safety, or environmental behaviors are most important to target. I introduced the importance of creating a list of end-state, non-divisible behaviors and using impact, probability, and penetration as behavioral characteristics to determine which actions are most important to encourage. So, imagine that you have narrowed …

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Ohio USGBC Chapter Newsletter – May Member Spotlight

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Chuck Lohre | LEED AP ID+C, SMPS CPSM Editor, Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy Sustainability passion: To help promote green building and sustainability, provide the public with the resources needed to achieve LEED certification, and create measurable environmental benefits for all. Most meaningful experience with USGBC: Achieving LEED Platinum on my former office and being included as one of the top …