Often it can seem as though economic success and environmental protection cannot come hand-in-hand. But a recent legal settlement between envioronmental enthusiasts and the U.s. Army Coprs of Engineers proves that talking it out can truly lead to potential win-win situations.
In what work situation would you be most effective? Do you work best while in the office and surrounded by colleagues? Would you be able to be effective if your office was in your home and you had less of a commute? Companies across the nation, including many within Georgia, are tackling the various questions regarding telecommuting. Some high-profile businesses have recently shut down the option for their employers to work remotely.
Look around your home. Look at your washing machine. Look at your refrigerator. Look at your dishwasher. Do you have anything that is Whirlpool brand? It is a popular home brand, but that doesn't mean that the company behind the appliances that so many Americans count on does everything right.
If there is any reason why the public can agree that environmental matters matter, it is for the health of the nation's children. Kids are born into this world having played no role in the condition of the environment. Yet, they are the most vulnerable to the problems that exist within the water, air and overall environmental landscape.
In a world that runs on oil and a country that still largely depends on it, more oil spills will happen within the U.S. The recent Deepwater Horizon spill is an extreme example of the damage that the oil industry can cause the environment. Not just the water and wildlife are impacted by the massive accidental spill; livelihoods took a major hit in areas of the Gulf of Mexico.