• Legion357

    Good link...Good story...Good point.


    February 17, 2011 at 5:47 p.m.

  • This was not out of the goodness of Shell, but the money went to a good cause...

    February 17, 2011 at 5:40 p.m.

  • Thanks for the info.... I'm always interested in how great minds of our country will accept the challenge and benefit from the fruits of their labor.

    If the Dow Chemical joint venture works; they will not only have a monetary gain but a lasting friendship with a trading partner.
    They have changed their business strategy of " avoiding risk" to one of accepting nature as a source of business values......Glenn Prickett ..TNC chief external- affairs officer.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:54 a.m.

  • Thank you very much arlewill

    You were always one of my favorite conservatives because we always got beyond the left/right barrier and went straight to the details of the subject.

    You have a great day

    February 17, 2011 at 8:42 a.m.

  • In the construction industry, buildings can become third party certified by a system called LEED (Leadership in Energy and Enviromental Design). These buildings are designed to be efficient and humanly designed. I have read some studies that indicate there 19% more production from the employees because the building uses clean systems and products which cuts down on sick days and the building is built with the emplyee in mind. Here locally we have a LEED AP credentialed architect and as far as I know at least one LEED GA credentialed general contractor who happens to be wearing sunglasses in the picture next to my name.

    You are right, being conscious of the enviroment is good business. For an example, the highest certification a building can attain at this point is Platinum, a level that Exelon has for its headquarters.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:07 a.m.

  • Mike
    I look forward to reading your blogs and check the home page of the Advocate each day. This is usually the only thing I read on the homepage before I switch to news.
    Your article today is a good read and you sum the situation up very well in your first paragraph.
    You and I may not be as far apart on ideology as each of us thinks.

    February 17, 2011 at 7:49 a.m.

  • There will always be those people that think it's a one sided issue where it's always the other guy's fault. Observers' post is a good example that.

    The compromise between Dow Chemical and environmentalist groups such as Nature Conservancy(TNC) have put all the politics behind them for some common goals. Andrew Liveris,CEO Dow Chemical, said" our planet's natural resources are more and more under threat that protecting nature can be a profitable corporate priority in a smart global business strategy." It would be hard to find an oil company executive saying those words.

    February 16, 2011 at 4:41 p.m.

  • The main problem is that the "environmentalist" community is liberally (pun intended) salted with NIMBY's (Not In My Back Yard) and BANANA's (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything). These rigid extremists, many of whom are woefully ignorant of ecology, are not interested in reasoning or working with anyone. Their only interest is to force every person and company to see the world through their (myopic) eyes. The word compromise is not in their vocabulary.

    February 16, 2011 at 4:26 p.m.