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I love soaking up nature — whether I’m hiking over the red rocks of Sedona, strolling along Jones Beach as the waves of the Atlantic Ocean roll in, taking shelter indoors as an angry thunderstorm rages outside, stargazing miles from the nearest town ... or just sitting on my porch watching the grass in my tiny New York City yard grow. Whatever the activity, I continue to be amazed at the awesomeness of the world we live in.

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After a few days of hiking in Sedona, we headed to the really big rock formations. We spent a night at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, and the next morning took a train to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, where we spent a night at Maswik Lodge.

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The hotel collects rainwater from the roof for landscape irrigation. Solar photovoltaic panels provide power for the Grand Depot Cafe, and solar thermal panels heat water for the hotel.

The GC Railway has taken numerous steps to reduce its environmental footprint. In 2009, Real brand LEVAQUIN online, it became the first short-line tourist railroad in the U.S. to receive ISO 14001 third-party certification of its environmental management system. Two recently converted steam locomotives now operate on waste vegetable oil collected from the hotel and cafe, BUY LEVAQUIN NO PRESCRIPTION. Rainwater and snowmelt are harvested, and are used with reclaimed water from the wastewater treatment plant in the steam engines; this saves 11,000 gal of potable water per trip. The other locomotives burn low-sulfur diesel (15 ppm, LEVAQUIN alternatives, vs. 500 ppm in the previous fuel). Locomotives no longer idle 24 hours a day to maintain engine and fuel temperatures, and instead are parked indoors, Buy LEVAQUIN online no prescription, which saves 18,000 gal/yr of fuel. BUY LEVAQUIN NO PRESCRIPTION, The Railway uses biodegradable, nontoxic pin, bearing, and journal (PB&J) oil to lubricate steam locomotive bearings, slides, and mechanical drives.

On board the train, our hostess spent nearly as much time reviewing the recycling procedures (what does and does not get recycled, and which containers to put which wastes and recyclables into) as she did explaining the rules and safety procedures.

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After analyzing the pros and cons, the NPS implemented the ban earlier this year. By the time we arrived (at the end of May), it appeared as if any kinks in the plan had been ironed out, LEVAQUIN schedule. Some visitors bought an inexpensive reusable bottle (priced not much more than a bottle of water would have cost) in one of the park’s gift shops. Others of us continued to refill the plastic bottles we had brought into the park when we arrived, BUY LEVAQUIN NO PRESCRIPTION. The well-equipped hikers wore hydration packs on their backs. From my vantage point, it looked like it was a resounding success. Kjøpe LEVAQUIN på nett, köpa LEVAQUIN online, But the system was nearly put to the test. The week before (May 25), the trans-canyon pipeline broke in two places at the bottom of the canyon — one near the South Kaibab Trail south of Phantom Ranch, and one south of the Colorado River on the Bright Angel Trail near the Pipe Creek Resthouse. BUY LEVAQUIN NO PRESCRIPTION, Less than a week later (May 31), even before those breaks were repaired, a more-serious break occurred higher up the north side of the canyon, washing out a 45-ft section of the North Kaibab Trail between Roaring Springs and Cottonwood Campground and forcing the closure of the trail. Repairs were completed by June 6, and potable water was once again flowing to all areas of the park, LEVAQUIN natural.

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A Corporate Culture of Sustainability

In our room in Maswik Lodge, I found a copy of’ Xanterra Parks & Resorts’ 2011 environmental sustainability report. Xanterra, the largest national park concessionaire in the U.S., is responsible for hospitality operations such as the lodging and dining facilities, gift shops, herbal LEVAQUIN, shuttle buses, and guided tours at the park’s South Rim, which receives approximately 4.5 million visitors each year, about 5% of whom arrive by train. LEVAQUIN from canadian pharmacy, Xanterra also operates the Grand Canyon Railway trains and depots, as well as the hotel, cafe, and gift shops in Williams.

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The report is printed on high-brightness gloss coated paper — which might raise some eyebrows were it not for some key information on the back cover. The paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to have the following environmental benefits:

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The report is chock-full of environmental accomplishments. Here are some highlights of what the company has done:

• Installed the largest renewable energy system in the tourism industry — a 1.23-MW (DC) solar photovoltaic system that generates 2.3 million kWh/yr in Death Valley National Park.

• Implemented the national park system’s first complete ban on water bottle sales to eliminate disposable plastic water bottles at Zion National Park, replacing them with water stations and reusable containers.

• Developed and operates the country’s first train powered by waste vegetable oil, a tourist steam locomotive at the Grand Canyon that runs on used cooking grease from the Grand Canyon.

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• Became the first park hospitality company to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. This includes a LEED Silver rating for Crater Lake National Park’s Annie Creek restaurant and retail building, and LEED certification for Yellowstone National Park employee housing.

• Began phasing out a fleet of diesel-fueled tour buses, replacing them with new clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, at the Grand Canyon.

The report, which you can read heret, details many more of the company's impressive achievements.

Lessons Learned

My vacation gave me a renewed respect for the earth and the environment, and it got me thinking about what I could do to make the world a better place for future generations — and what we as chemical engineers and AIChE as an organization can do. I’ll write about that next month.

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October 2nd, 2012


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If you saw my last two editorials, you probably noticed the sustainability theme — “On the Path to Sustainability” in July, and “AIChE’s Path to Sustainability” in August. Through our work as chemical engineers, we have the potential to make significant positive impacts on sustainability. There’s also much we can do as individuals, ADALAT use.

Several years ago, CEP published “A Personal Perspective on Sustainability through Energy Efficiency” (Jan. 2009, pp. 54–59), in which the author, Bob Sylvester, outlined some relatively simple lifestyle changes that reduced his energy costs by $2,000/yr and his carbon footprint by one-third, BUY ADALAT NO PRESCRIPTION. He offered a wide range of suggestions, ADALAT mg, and encouraged readers to consider how they might take a similar journey. With sustainability on my mind, Ordering ADALAT online, now seems like a good time to revisit the topic.

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We’ll leave the print-vs.-digital CEP debate for another time and place. In the meantime, I’ll continue my efforts to reduce my paper footprint. The path stretches out into the distance, and my journey has just begun.

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October 16th, 2012


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When I wrote last month’s editorial about my trip down the path to sustainability, I intended it to be the third article of three (“Path to Sustainability: Thoughts from the Grand Canyon” in July, “AIChE’s Path to Sustainability” in August, and “A ChE’s Path to Sustainability” in September). My journey began while I was on vacation in Arizona at the beginning of the summer. Unexpectedly, I experienced sustainability from a different angle during my annual end-of-summer staycation. Thus, Kjøpe LORAZEPAM på nett, köpa LORAZEPAM online, this fourth article on sustainability — in sports.

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Like the sports industry, AIChE is working to reduce its environmental impact, BUY LORAZEPAM NO PRESCRIPTION. As I mentioned in my August editorial, early-bird registrants for the 2012 Annual Meeting' in Pittsburgh this month (Oct. 28 to Nov. 2) could opt out of receiving a printed program book, LORAZEPAM long term. I’m happy to report that over 25% of those who have registered to date chose that option.

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Have sporting venues in your area adopted significant sustainability measures?

Images: Sports stadium, Sanderslelli; solar panel and CFM trash can compactor, Cindy Mascone


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