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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.

Supermoon

November 13 and 14, 2016, will provide a real treat with what is referred to as a Supermoon. Continue reading

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Grandfathering Solar Customers

We need to look for a fair compensation—not a payoff for silence. Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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