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June 2016 Blog Posts (2)

Justus Peterson’s Journey Towards ‘Greener Pastures’: a Mid-Course Correction

On January 15th, 2016 I went back to work for A-1 Builders after an interim period of 10 years of lucrative employment in the oil industry.

I turned my back on the oil industry for a number of reasons, but ultimately it was for my health, both physical and mental. But my journey goes deeper than being just about me; my journey sheds light upon our culture’s ‘jobs versus the environment’ debate; upon this region’s challenge to manage the explosive nature of oil by rail;…

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Added by Rick Dubrow on June 29, 2016 at 9:24am — No Comments

Efficiency Without Sufficiency Is Insufficient

I’ve spent my adult life reducing my ecological footprint, struggling with possible next steps because they are, frankly, enormous.  Giving up air travel, for instance.  Visiting my aged parents in Florida and accessing the wilderness in the southwest are particularly appealing.  [I can, and do, purchase carbon offsets for such travel – though offsets are an admitted distant second to actually hanging up my wings […

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Added by Rick Dubrow on June 2, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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