Author Archives: craigruark

About craigruark

Craig A. Ruark is a freelance writer, journalist, and marketing and PR professional. In 2008, Craig became one of the first non-technical persons to become an Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council for ‘Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design” (LEED AP). Over the years he has immersed himself in the subject of “sustainability” and by combining this knowledge with his expertise in marketing and advertising, has published a book titled “Marketing Your Green Side,” which is available through Amazon. Craig is an avid fitness participant, sailor, SCUBA diver, enjoys singing Karaoke, listening to jazz, and is working on his next book.

Value of Solar Tariff

Under the VOS tariff system, the solar customer is billed for their energy use exactly as all other customers within the utility. Continue reading

Posted in Solar Energy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Very Sustainable Birthday Present

On May 28, 2015 I celebrated my 60th Birthday. It passed without much fan fair, a simple dinner with a friend at the Tommy Bahama restaurant along with two tickets to the Smith Center to see James Tormé in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Green Tips for Existing Buildings

By Craig A. Ruark You don’t need to build a new office building to become green. In fact, building a new building is quite counter-intuitive to the basic premises and mantra of being green, “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.” The following are … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Energy, Green, Green Energy, Indoor Air Quality, Recycling, Sustainability | Leave a comment

The Children Are The World

The other night my wife and I were watching television when a familiar humanitarian plea appeared.  There was the face of a little girl, saddened and dirty from hunger and poverty, the underlying lyrical song…”The children are the future”…and a … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),, Globalization, Green, Investor Relations | Leave a comment

Corporate Social Responsibility…Where has it gone?

There have been a lot of comments about last night’s State of the Union address by President Obama. One of the issues that the President has put on his agenda is current Federal Minimum Wage rate that businesses are obligated … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Constitution Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),, Employee Relations, Ethics, Government Incentives, Investor Relations | 2 Comments

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Food Choices

Buy Local, Buy Organic When you choose organically grown local foods, you avoid the pesticides that can cause health issues. Organic produce is also high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. By choosing wild-caught and free-range fish and grass-fed beef and lamb, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Collaboration, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),, Environment, Green, Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability, Waste Minimization | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Corporate Profits over Employee Compensation

What is the future for people who perform unskilled labor at a minimum wage?  Will they be able to earn enough money to live a comfortable life?  Or has corporate profitability destined these individuals to become modern day slaves who … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),, Employee Relations, Ethics, Sustainability | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Green Energy and its Cost

There have been of late, numerous articles and comments made about green energy, wind and solar in particular, and the viability of those energy sources to dominate the now prevalent natural gas and coal power generating plants.  Much of the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),, Environment, Ethics, Government Incentives, Green, Green Energy, Photo Voltaic, Price of Gas, Price of Oil, Solar Energy, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spring Cleaning Tips

When you’re organizing your spring cleaning keep in mind that switching to green cleaning products will improve your health, lessen adverse environmental impacts and save money. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), of the 2,863 most commonly used … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Green, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment