Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 26, 2016

How to Raise an Environmentalist Encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future. by Jill Suttie as posted in “Yes!” magazine Sep 24, 2016 Originally posted by “Greater Good” We read it in the news every day. From climate change to overfishing to deforestation, it seems …

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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: 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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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: June 1, 2015

Small Scale Farming Co-ops Can Create Jobs While Preventing Misery by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Unless something is done to increase food production substantially, food availability per citizen worldwide will drop almost in half over the next 35 years.[1]  This is because the population of the world is increasing, while historic farm areas are having …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 5, 2014

Innovative Public Water System Design by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. A surprising amount of the drinking water in the United States has already been used by toilets and passed through an old sewage treatment plant upstream, and back into a river where the next city downstream drinks from it. The river also gets run-off from farms …

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