Manual Appliances – A Pain, but Green

Going Green

By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY – April 2013) When Elvia and I were visiting our daughter in Florida for Christmas, I was puttering around in the kitchen. I was having a terrible time trying to open a can with the can opener that I found in the drawer. When I mentioned that the […]

Seeing The Light

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By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY – March 2013) I get around a lot while I am at work. It is part of my job. I basically cover the whole campus so I get to visit most of the buildings on the hill.

The other day, in the midst of my running around, I […]

Green Progress Up On The Hill

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By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY – March 2013) Colgate has been working hard to reduce its carbon footprint and the progress is showing more and more all the time. From everything from switching from incandescent bulbs to cfls and leds, low flow shower heads, composting from the food service all the way […]

Breathe Carefully

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By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY – Feb. 2013) I have been in a funk the past few months and, in the process, kinda lost my muse. I have read here and in a few other places articles written about having writer’s block and what to do to get rid of it. I thought […]

Hard Copy through Snail Mail?

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By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY – Dec. 2012) I get a few magazines in the mail and have the bad habit of letting them pile up before getting around to reading them. I happened to grab the top one of the pile yesterday and decided to give it a quick flip through. It […]

Electric Vehicle Shockingly Viable

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By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY – Oct. 2012) We have a new vehicle at work. It is an electrically powered golf cart, equipped with a cab and cargo box. It is good for the very regular short hop around campus to move equipment, get to buildings and general running around. It can handle […]

Zen and Bean Shucking

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By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY – Oct. 2012) The garden plot is beneficial in so many ways. Besides the most important productivity aspect, there are also many other therapeutic and catharitic advantages too. It is also something that continues to give, even after a hard frost and the end of the growing season.

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B O G O

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By Jim Bona

(HamiltonNY – Oct. 2012) It is not what you think. Bring one. Get one….. out of the landfill. Here is the back story.

We have a weekly business meeting at work. Some of the coworkers usually go to the local businesses to get the food and coffee for the meeting. […]

Knowledge At Your Fingertips

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By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY – Oct. 2012) Sometimes, the best resources and information can be right at your fingertips and you don’t even realize it. As much as an Internet browser can yield a wealth of knowledge, sometimes the person standing next to you can do even better.

I was listening to […]

Is This The Best We Can Do?

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By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY) An interesting report just came out that stated that Americans throw out about 40 percent of their food, totaling in the billions of dollars; 165 billion, to be precise. That is a lot of food and a lot of money.

Of course, this includes the whole process from […]

Grown Your Own!

 

Going Green

By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY – June 2012) I guess you could say that I have “tomatoes on the brain,” along with many other people who grow them in their gardens. It is one of the most popular, if not the most popular vegetable that is grown in home gardens. (Tomatoes […]

K Cups Can Be OK

 

Going Green

By Jim Bona

(Hamilton, NY – May 2012) There are many people using the k cup brewing system. It is convenient. It doesn’t let you waste leftover coffee, since you only brew one cup at a time. One cup at a time also saves energy. It is fast.

There are many […]