Contributions in this area help initiate and support actions, using existing technology, that reduce the impact our standard
of living has on the environment.
There are many benefits to be realized through the proper and efficient use of
our resources and technology. Unfortunately many corporations, as well as governing entities, continue to be blinded as to
the cost savings and environmental benefits that can come from already existing technology and conservation programs. Many
of our tax dollars, along with precious resources, are going into newly created and costly "sanitary" landfills.
While there have been many technological advances in landfill design to prevent groundwater contamination these noble efforts
have yet to be proven environmentally or justified economically.
Recycling and waste reduction programs, when properly
undertaken, can have many immediate rewards. Recyclable materials can often be obtained and remanufactured at a lower cost
than virgin resources with less energy consumption and associated pollution. Many manufacturers are reluctant to initiate
these efforts due to their reliance on old technology and equipment and fear of an unreliable supply. These problems can be
overcome by implementing recycling projects that often generate additional revenue as well as jobs.
that prevent pollution face similar obstacles. Often industries do not have the know-how, experience, or resources to meet
governmental environmental standards much to their and the environment's demise. Support of environmental educational and
loan programs can help business curb much pollution and waste while providing for a productive future.