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SolarReplaceGas

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:05:24 AM

This is the story about an entrepreneur who, in 1 year found land for his business, acquired the necessary permits from an array of bureaucracies, secured a roster of some of this region’s biggest businesses and started turning a profit.

The business diverts organic waste from landfills and turns it into compost, which helps companies meet sustainability goals.

The city says Compost Cincy makes the region more economically competitive, and one day could lead to the resumption of yard waste collection. Compost Cincy even plays a role in negating the impact of so-called food deserts by delivering compost for community gardens that grow fresh fruits & veggies.

POSTERS NOTE: Not directly linked to gas prices, but shows how environment and business can share common goals and benefits.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:15:26 PM


Excellent article, thanks for posting!
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BobBG
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:57:29 PM

I like it.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:27:52 AM

Alrighty then
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:46:04 AM

Good
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:13:24 AM

As poster notes: off topic, but recently there were several articles about landfills capturing METHANE GAS
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:59:12 PM


Landfills can indeed be both a major source of energy via the capture of methane from decomposition to the easy plan of just diverting organic waste for use as compost. Great example of how we can all benefit. Thanks SolarReplaceGas!

Thumbs down to the rabid John Birchers here and their nonsensical babble.
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SHEP20715
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:33:46 PM

SolarReplaceGas.....First of all being fully aware that your article is off topic. I want to congratulate you on your very interesting post. It shows that an enterprising entrepreneur can start a business from the ground up and make it profitable, within a reasonable period of time.

The fact that Compost Cincy's business model, is environmentally friendly,
clearly demonstrates the benefits of business being combined with environmental issues.
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:19:31 PM

Good Article.
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:14:27 PM

Wow
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dabayer
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:18:07 PM

Too bad that a private company had to figure that out!

Go to Germany.There the local municipalites collect yard and organic waste, make compost out of it, then use it for their own planting and beautification projects (less expenses) AND sells it also to the public.
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doggod
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:45:23 PM

The new route to business success: Ability to negotiate the labyrinth of government agencies and plug into their many taxpayer-subsidized programs.

Kudos to the guy for his success. Shame on the voters for allowing themselves to be so overrun by government that this has become the new reality.

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jakessoccermom
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:24:56 PM

The article was good to read but I agree it has nothing to do with gasoline prices or production.
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SolarReplaceGas
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:22:59 PM

mitt4prez - No offense intended, but your posting helps illustrate why I posted this article. My first and simple purpose was to say that business and environmental stewardship can succeed together. Second, whenever someone voices an environmental concern in this forum, the "discussion" descends into labelling and shouting at ideological ghosts. I'm trying to improve the value of the forum by encouraging meaningful discusssion.

To address your actual comments:

I don't use "government" and "environment" interchangeably. I believe government, business, and ordinary citizens, as part of a civilized society, have a duty to act responsibly and prudently with respect to the environment. I am aware of countless examples where industry and individuals have disproven their willingness to self-regulate, and thus, there is a need for government to do so.

I am neither a liberal nor a conservative. I have liberal views on some issues and conservative views on others. Refusing to acquiesce to reckless or intentional misuse of environmental resources solely to satisfy a profit motivation doesn't make me a liberal.

Global warming is a reality. I believe this based on my own understanding of science, not because some speaker-on-tour needs a way to promote his book sales.

And finally, I have no idea who Michael Mann is, so cannot consider him a hero.

[Edited by: SolarReplaceGas at 12/4/2012 12:26:23 PM EST]
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:50:07 AM

gas was $3.09 here this morning
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:40:28 AM

SolarReplaceGas, want to bet that there are far more times when the blessed govt (which seems to be what liberals mean when they write "environment") does more damage by meddling. All the howling about globull warming now climate change is nothing more than cover for Good Al to loot more millions from the populace. Don't believe me? Well your hero Michael Mann has finally sued the "RWNJ" for libeling him. I can't wait for the discovery process to finish.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:28:11 AM

Definitely off-topic.
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cdrrod
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:05:10 AM

Not directly linked to gas prices, but shows how environment and business can share common goals and benefits.
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leemun
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:52:57 AM

Off topic.
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eppylover
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:49:45 AM

Thank you, @SolarReplaceGas. I agree. Sometimes this forum seems like a bunch of flailing RWNJ's, and it's very disheartening.

"Just think of how stupid 'the average person' is, and then realize that half the population is even stupider than that." ~George Carlin
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:47:43 AM

Diversity and flexibility - a no brainer.
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leraar2
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:44:50 AM

with the caveat to control inorganic contaminants and unwanted
organic constituents.
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FPLREP
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:43:01 AM

Compost is great for growing vegetables in your garden. I have never understood why people will put their yard waste in the garbage. This stuff will decompose and help your yard and garden grow. This helps the "Climate change" crowd, as plants take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and respire Oxygen.
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SolarReplaceGas
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:27:11 AM

As noted in my POSTERS NOTE, I concede this topic is not directly related to gas prices. However, so many times in this forum, anyone who posts a concern about the environmental impact of any venture, be it drilling for oil, fracking for gas, etc., is immediately labelled as such ridiculous things as "eco-terrorist". The point here is that business success can be had at the very same time that environmental care is exercised.

Just my attempt at growing this forum into something more meaningful than a daily bashing of the President, the EPA, and anyone who wants to quit being dependent on fossil fuels (especially when sourced from countries who openly harm or aid those who harm the US), or want to drink clean water or breathe clean air.
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BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:22:08 AM

GOOD FOR THAT PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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fora_7
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:15:51 AM

What is that topic doing here?
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:15:41 AM

the epa should ban composting
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eschroth442
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:14:10 AM

At least he posted a qualifier on the posting.
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Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:07:48 AM

Not even close to gas buddy guidelines, but you get the points.
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