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ouroboros007's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Environmental Regulatory Scientist

Hey now I spent 20 years inspecting, regulating, building, remediating and trying to make a buck with landfills. i'VE composted sludge, run a recycling collection and processing center and a household hazardous waste facility. Trash was my life! Lately - the last five, I've been serious about the Gore kool-aid on the front line of regulatory policy development in the climate change war. What's your footprint?

Joined: Nov 21 2008
If you're asking me, any of

If you're asking me, any of the majors are good companies. Up until a few years ago, my experience was with US based drillers but I went to work for a Canadian producer a few years ago and it's the best company I ever worked for in terms of being a responsible operator and having a great employee focus. Most of the large companies have the technical expertise and resources and are engaged in varying alternative energy sources or improving fossil fuel efficiencies. They have the budgets for these programs that the smaller operators simply don't have. Lots of opportunity in compliance related fields. The technology today is constantly evolving. I work with a lot of the "kids", mentoring them and it's been great fun. Lots of interaction with EPA, BLM, science related fields and the pay and bennies are great. There isn't nearly the level of crap to clean up that was around when I started my career and my experience the last 20 years has been that responsible operators are constantly challenged to reduce our footprint and get more out of less. We have to and we don't mind doing it. I'd recommend he scout some of the Canadian companies out.

Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
civil engineer

My son's about to graduate w a degree in civil engineering: He'd really like to be involved with a 'green' company: what do you suggest? I'm about to retire from my job, so I want to make sure AJ has a good one lined-up ( so he can support my expensive habits).

Joined: Nov 21 2008
Natural gas industry

Natural gas industry drilling in the pristine wilderness and helping to keep it that way despite what you may have read or heard. There are plenty of us in industry who want to keep it nice and neat and clean and you should be glad we are where we are because we don't just talk about it or legislate it or sign petitions. We are on the ground doing it and improving it and it is a fantastic business providing clean and plentiful energy for North America. See you in Denver. We'll power the show and provide the fuel to get you there.

Beadwhisperer's picture
Joined: Oct 30 2008

I work for an engineering company that designs wastewater treatment equipment. Among other things, I coordinate shipping and delivery of everything to the jobsites. From the tiniest nut & bolt to big honkin' steel pieces. It's almost fun, except my bosses are very, um, straight. I also do some accounting for them, and that's no damn fun at all.

I also make and sell beaded jewelry, chain maille jewelry, soldered glass pendants, and rocks at craft shows around PA/MD/VA. (yes rocks. Kids love rocks. I love the kids who love rocks, and the parents who give them money to buy the rocks they love)

It's fun selling fun stuff to people. Almost reminds of the grilled cheese days.

GratefulGooner's picture
Joined: Oct 15 2007
I'm a Stay At-Home Dad a.k.a. MR. MOM!

I was a History High School teacher. We have 2 girls and my wife makes more money than a teacher, so with the high cost of daycare; we didn't want to have strangers raising our kids if we could help it.

Being a stay at-home Dad is probably one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs I have ever untaken. By the way, I was in the ARMY for 3 years.

I'm applying to Grad School (USC and Univ of Wisconin-Madison), both on-line programs.

I would love to do some writing, part-time from home, if anyone is looking for help; please let me know.

Thank you so much.
"And if you go no one may follow,
That path is for your steps alone..."

Joined: Jan 6 2009
Progressive Political Technology

I own a progressive political technology firm. We develop new technologies to assist progressive organizations and candidates fight the good fight. If you are a head and thinking of running for office pm me. I'd be happy to help anyone in the community think through engaging in the public life.

Joined: Jan 5 2009
Engaging students in higher order thinkin'

I've got a great gig working with high school students, officially I teach special ed English and Math but really, what i do is try to show them that somebody gives a hoot about them. Then, we can work on more important stuff, like readin' writin' and 'rithmetic. Oh, and trying to sneak in some real education about the Dead. Most of today's kids have no idea who or what the Dead are all about. Today, first day back from break, I was carrying on excitedly about the upcoming tour, and I got comments like "Aren't they British?" "Aren't they a hard core metal band" and "isn't their music depressing"

Oh, they have a lot to learn.

TxJed's picture
Joined: Dec 30 2008

I currently do CAD design of composite components for the aerospace industry.
My avocation is working with glass; casting, slumping and fusing, but I haven't really had a chance to pursue this enough lately. My soul is getting hungry!

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Joined: Oct 12 2008

i know ive passed it-where is kenyon?we live in mount gilead, ohio!!!


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