Posted By: Francis Koster Published: February 22, 2016

D.C. Opens First Compost Site, Adds Anti-Idling Technology to Police Cars April 24, 2013 by Don Baxter DC City Buzz Examiner On the heels of Earth Day, in a continuing effort to make the District of Columbia the healthiest, greenest and most livable city in the country, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and city officials announced …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 25, 2016

When Water is Offered at Lunch, Kids Drop Weight - Simple but effective intervention? by Molly Walker, Contributing Writer As appeared in MedPage Today Installation of "water jets," or electrically cooled large water dispensers, in elementary and middle schools was linked to a small but statistically significant decline in mean body mass index among students, …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 18, 2016

Texting for CPR Feasible in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest —City's EMS system to alert nearby trained laypersons raised rates of early CP by Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Reprinted with permission by Michelle Nostheide, American Heart Association Pulling in nearby CPR-trained lay people via mobile-phone dispatch while paramedics are on their way to an …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 11, 2016

Breathing Fresh Air Into The School Grading Debate Copyright Francis P. Koster Ed.D. I know how to make sure local school kids score higher on statewide ranking tests - you do it by letting the students breathe clean air. The quality of indoor air has been identified by the Environmental Protection Agency as one of …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: December 7, 2015

Plastic Microbeads In Toothpaste  By Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. If you buy Crest toothpaste, it has little plastic pieces in it - put there on purpose.  Really. It even tells you on the label.  Go to the little “inactive ingredients” text on the side of the box, and you will find the word “polyethylene”.   About …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 22, 2015

An Electrifying Idea - Community Solar Gardens by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. One of my favorite statements by a corporate leader goes something like this: “If change outside of your organization is happening faster than change on the inside, the end is near.”  (Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric).  This is happening to a …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 27, 2015

The Personal Moral Issue Around Climate Change by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D We have two decades to save life on earth as we know it - and I am not kidding[i]. About 150 years ago we unknowingly started making gasses that are coming back to hurt us. They came from the carbon-based fuels - coal, …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 16, 2015

This One Simple Trick Could Dramatically Cut Climate Change by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Local communities and major corporations both have an unrecognized chance to reverse the trends in climate change/global warming dramatically.  This opportunity exists because according to the scientists one of the major gasses causing problems lives around 12 years[1].  If we can stop …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: August 31, 2015

We Can Stop Climate Change by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.  Local communities and major corporations both have an unrecognized chance to reverse the trends in climate change/global warming dramatically.  And it's not about buying a smaller car, or using less electricity.   This opportunity exists because according to the scientists one of the major gasses …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 5, 2015

Citizens Taking The Law Into Their Own Hands For Public Good by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. North Carolina citizens have access to new low cost weapons that can be used to protect families. Some people who want to use these weapons are organizing themselves into self-defense groups, claiming that the existing government institutions are not …

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