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This page is an index of articles and other written resources, including reports, interviews, book and anthology excerpts, PowerPoint presentations, and presentation transcripts for authors and speakers with last names starting with “M.”

Chris Maser

Forest Certification In Sustainable Development: Healing The Landscape. Book excerpt by Chris Maser. Forest Certification in Sustainable Development (Buy Here >>) highlights the history, importance, and rewards of forest certification. Discusses the issues involved in mainstream forestry as it is currently practiced, and what can be done to create sustainable forestry. Book Excerpt >> Buy Here >> More about Chris Maser >>

Trees, Truffles, And Beasts: How Forests Function. Book excerpt by Chris Maser. Trees, Truffles, And Beasts (Buy Here >>) is an introduction to the world of mycorrhizal fungi in forests and their importance in food webs as highlighted by truffles. It should encourage readers to investigate further the intricate and essential interactions occurring in forests. A clear and compelling argument that there's much more to forests than meets the eye. Book Excerpt >> Buy Here >> More about Chris Maser >>

Ross McCluney

"" Global Warming: The Tip Of The Iceberg. Presentation by Ross McCluney. McCluney describes the big picture issue of climate change, specific problems we face, and action strategies we need to adopt to solve them. Presentation >> More about Ross McCluney >>

Walter McGuire

"" Environmental Stewardship Vs. Economic Development. By Walter McGuire. In the long term, the economy and the environment are inextricably linked. Today's economy depends heavily on the availability and cost of resources. Yet, we have built an economy that values resource consumption rather than stewardship. Article >> More about Walter McGuire >>

Marty Metro

"" Am I A Good Candidate To Sell My Used Cardboard Boxes For Reuse? Article by Marty Metro. The CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes.com offers seven assessment criteria to see if your business might be a good prospect to sell its used cardboard boxes for reuse. Article >> More about Marty Metro >>

"" 'Boxes' Get A Second Life. Story featuring Marty Metro. The industry generically known as “cardboard” is valued at $49 billion in the U.S. Unfortunately, most of that material is used once and then recycled or thrown away. Could there be a better solution? Buying used corrugated shipping cases and then reselling them for reuse – how simple is that? Well, not that simple, it turns out. Story >> More about Marty Metro >>

"" Small Business Grant Interview Series: Used Cardboard Boxes. Interview with Marty Metro. The CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes.com (UCB) shares the story of his environmentally-conscious cardboard box reuse company. UCB “rescues” truckloads of quality used boxes from large US manufacturers that might otherwise recycle them, or just throw them away. UCB offers a nationwide service to buy quality used boxes for reuse. UCB pays companies more than traditional recycling rates for the used boxes and then resells them for less than the price of new boxes. Interview >> More about Marty Metro >>

Ray Moritz

Forest Facts: Finding A Good Arborist. Article by Ray Moritz. Finding a good arborist is not easy. Unless you are looking for entertainment rather than competent tree work, I wouldn’t hire someone standing at your front door with a chain saw. Arborists are a mixed bag. I know arborists with Ph.D.s in forest sciences and arborists without high school diplomas. Yet they have the same certification. There is no state licensing of arborists. Article >> More about Ray Moritz >>

Jim Motavalli

Gentlemen, Start Your Fuel Cells! The Hydrogen Road Tour Takes Off. Article by Jim Motavalli. A cross-country tour of state-of-the-art hydrogen-powered vehicles demonstrates their potential, while bringing to light the challenges they face in becoming a reality for the general public. Article >> More about Jim Motavalli >>

IndieBound: Transportation. Interview with Jim Motavalli. Motavalli weighs in on individual rights and transportation, the politics and infrastructure of passenger rail, clean fuel buses, the year that hydrogen fuel cell technology will be financially viable, and more. Interview >> More about Jim Motavalli >>

The Meat Of The Matter: The U.S. Livestock Industry Creates More Greenhouse Gas Than Transportation. Article by Jim Motavalli. Ask most Americans about what causes global warming, and they’ll point to a coal plant smokestack or a car’s tailpipe. They’re right, of course, but perhaps two other images should be granted similarly iconic status: the front and rear ends of a cow. Article >> More about Jim Motavalli >>

Playing Polo: A Super Green VW Diesel For The U.S.? Article by Jim Motavalli. Why wouldn't Volkswagen's Polo BlueMotion diesel car, with a combined average 61 MPG fuel efficiency, be imported to the US? Article >> More about Jim Motavalli >>

Power To The People: Run Your House On A Prius. Article by Jim Motavalli. Dr. Swinney lost power at his home during a hurricane, but he plugged his Toyota Prius into the backup uninterruptible power supply unit and soon the refrigerator was humming and the lights were back on. Article >> More about Jim Motavalli >>

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