Research, Development, Training

Research, Development, Training

Research, Development, TrainingResearch, Development, Training




Here is an article I wrote proposing an annual Sacred Earth Conference,

March 2016 



Here is an article I wrote in Creations Magazine, April 2019,  to bring the Styfofoam (extruded polystyrene) industry to the table.  They need to pay for recycling or stop producing it. 


  1. Recycling collections on Long Island no longer take in Styrofoam (extruded polystyrene foam - XPS).
  2. In addition to restaurant take-home and take-out containers, millions of XPS supermarket trays plus packaging materials, coolers and construction scraps are thrown into landfills on Long Island every day.
  3. Styrofoam - XPS takes 500 years or more to deteriorate.
  4. Styrofoam - XPS makes up 1/3 of landfills.
  5. We are running out of landfill space. 
  6. Eventually Styrofoam - XPS breaks-up and animals, birds and fish eat the little pieces and get sick.
  7. We need Styrofoam-XPS recycling and banning. 
  8. The industry that produces extruded polystyrene foam (XPS) should pay for recycling.
  9. If a product is not healthy for the environment, it should not be produced.


I met with a Suffolk County Legislator on Nov 20, 2019 

  1. Recycling is a global issue.
  2. We have no national leadership on recycling. 
  3. Local recycling programs are breaking down with weak markets for recycled material since China stopped taking recycled material from the United States.
  4. Some countries in Europe have more advanced recycling programs. 
  5. We need more intelligence, leadership and innovation in recycling systems and markets for recycled material.
  6. I recommended forming a County Recycling Committee or Task Force.


Revolutionary recycling? 

Washington Post, Nov. 18, 2019

A new technology in Israel turns everyday trash into plastic treasure. 

San Francisco’s Quest to Make Landfills Obsolete

Politico, Nov. 21, 2019 

The next frontier may be producer responsibility laws, already adopted in Europe and parts of Canada. They fund the disposal of certain packaging and printed paper by collecting fees from companies that produce them. This month, Recology CEO Michael Sangiacomo joined with two members of the California Coastal Commission to launch a petition drive for a statewide ballot initiative. Their proposed law would tax plastic manufacturers up to 1 cent per package, ban Styrofoam food containers and require that all packaging be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2030. 

ECONOMICS FOR A HEALTHY PLANET  August 2018 ~ A presentation on Economics for A Health Planet, introduced by Barbara Gaughen-Muller, president of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the United Nations Association and an involved peacemaker in Rotary International.  You can now download the PDF of the PowerPoint here. 

Rotary International is comprised of 

1.25 million members, in over 200 countries, with 35,000 local chapters.

 Rotary E-Club for World Peace is an online chapter meeting each Tuesday, 6:30 pm P.S.T., committed to Peace & Conflict Prevention & Resolution.


August 2018 ~ I had a wonderful conversation with Barbara Gaughen-Muller about my mentor for 30 years, Dr. Robert Muller of the United Nations, communication, love and peace.  Robert was an extraordinary visionary who helped five Secretary-Generals, created 22 UN specialized agencies and co-founded the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica.  

  Barbara Gaughen-Muller is President,  

Santa Barbara Chapter of the United Nations Association

 and greatly involved in Rotary International.  

Barbara's transformational book Revolutionary Conversations 

is a must read for activists and people in business 

seeking to transform their organizations. 




Dr. Robert Muller's website can be accessed here.

Robert Muller on Wikipedia.

Robert playing Beethoven's "Ode to Joy".

COMMONWEALTH FOR EARTH & HUMANITY   January 2019 ~ I had a conversation with Marcello da Silva about the Commonwealth for Earth & Humanity , a system that supports Global Demilitarization to allow funds to become available for investment in Earth, Society and Humanity through 1) Earth Repair & Care, 2) Human Development, 3) Social Stabilization, and 4) Infrastructure that creates Human Enlightenment,  Sustainable Families, Sustainable Communities and a Sustainable World.  You can see more on CEH here.

Marcello da Silva, Psy.D, is Producer and Host of Conversations with 

Dr. da Silva – The TV Show Where Your Voice Matters on Public Access TV Cablevision /Altice, Optimum, Channel 115, Long Island, New York.   He is an Organizational Development Adviser consulting with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) affiliated with the United Nations, and is Founder and Chief Associate Director of the Human Nature and Tomorrow's Society Institute.  He is a Socio-Anthro Psychologist, 

Psycho-Educator, Certified PeerCounselor Supervisor and

 Family Specialist, utilizing a combination of psychological, sociological, traditional and alternative therapeutic modalities with a holistic approach.  

April 2017 ~ I had a conversation with Devin Thorpe about the Commonwealth for Earth & Humanity.  You can read more about CEH here. 

Devin Thorpe is a champion of social good.  As an author, educator and keynote speaker he focuses on those doing good in the world. As a Forbes Contributor, he covers social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Past president of the National Speakers Association Mountainwest Chapter, he shares inspiring insights to help others do more good. His books on personal finance and crowdfunding draw on his entrepreneurial finance experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer, and mortgage broker helping people use financial resources to do good.  Previously he worked on the U.S. Senate Banking committee staff and earned an MBA at Cornell. Visit to learn more.