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14 Δεκ 2012 (πριν από 4 χρόνια και 4 μήνες)

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Chemical (e.g. everything)
Engineering

1.) Meanderings along an oxbow lake

2.) Reminiscing on Esther


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Outline/Introduction

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Why me, not you?


(Truth is relative, but I get to live with my own truths.)


Where is the chemical industry today?


Where is the environment and health today?


Solutions: Correlation, causation, data analysis and statistics


Behavior modification and fantasy living


In groups (Culture, corporations and governance)


Individuals


The trip of 1000 miles begins with the first step, but not before.


Change Agent Champions


Change Modes and Tools


Take Home Project

Why me, not you?


BS
ChemE

Univ

of Minnesota


3M Process Engineer


PhD, Biological and Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University,
NMR metabolism of lung cancer cells


Development of Generic Pharmaceutical drugs


Clinical Trial and FDA approval of novel orphan drug


Post
-
doctorate; Prostate cancer conjugated
-
IgG

treatment mechanism
of action


Data
-
analysis and Process
-
Improvement for Systems Operations for
Fortune 100 health insurance company.


Six Sigma, Lean Methodology, Project Management


Active in Earthsave Louisville, Stone Soup Kitchen, Germantown NBHD
assn
, New Directions Housing outreach committee, Sierra Club, The
Green Convene, Peak Oil, Germantown Community Garden Manager,
AICHE


In 5 years, all in this room will be doing wildly different things.

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Where is the chemical industry today?


Gives food and drink to the world


Gives us energy, and ways to use it


Pays attention to us when we are not healthy


Makes improvements on everything we have


Invents, researches, develops however it wants.

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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OPS

MOUNTING ISSUES

Food and Drink

Unhealthy;

and Air/Water/Land
Damage

Transportation/Energy

Unregulated Growth w/Damage

Products

Ignores

Externalities. Never looks
“back” or “under” or for “side
-
effects”.

Leisure/ease

Contributes

to irresponsible bliss

Explosives

Contributes to glamorization of

war,
surface mining, gas
fracking

What is the status of the environment and health today?

(While we are evasive, selfish, avoidant and distracted…)

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Esrow

gnitteg

dna

dab
yllaer
!

Pillars of Culture

Inept

Action and Obfuscation

Politicians

“The goons on the other side are at fault. Science is not allowed.”

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“Under control, almost for sure

oops…We will report later.”

Mainstream

Media

“Things were bad for a week, but

oh look!

it’s Brittany
Spears…”

Academia

“This is really interesting to study.”

F慩a栠U潭浵湩ni敳

“This gives us something to pray, meet and sing about.”

H敡汴栠䥮摵V瑲W

“ There’s a pill for how you’re feeling about this. See me again
soon.”

䝲慳獒潯瑳

䕮癩v潮浥nW慬aV瑳

“Bad, and getting worse on all fronts

Can you donate to us?”

Canadians

“We welcome global warming

䉡湫敲V

“No comment.”

Solutions: Correlation, causation, data
analysis and statistics


Six Sigma, Lean Operations, Theory of
Constraints, Advanced Market Modeling,
Project Management Technologies, Root
Cause and Stakeholder Analysis


Using the above tools, people can do anything
they set their minds to.

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People from expansion
-
motivated cultures are
driven by salary/profit/sense
-
of
-
entitlement/fear.


People from holistic, ethical and harmonized
cultures get bulldozed (designated as externality).

Behavior modification vs. fantasy living

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GROUPS

PROBLEM

SOLUTION

Culture

Taboo or invisible

Journalism, “prophets”

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䙩獣慬an潭慮i愬a瑨WV

narrow decision
-
making
criteria on

Projects

Governmental controls that
broaden

project focus.

Governance

Poor

choices, Inefficiency,
inequity iniquity

Finding/Using New
Levers of
Power, fight co
-
option

INDIVIDUALS

PROBLEM

SOLUTION

Mindfulness

Ignoring Hard Stuff

Fractal thinking;

deep trust in
self and universe

Consciousness

Belief in Isolated

Selves

Hypothesize/investigate


new
paradigms or

Unveil Black Ops
research

Psycho
-
social
-
neuro
chemical engineering

The trip of 1000 miles begins with the
first step, but not before.

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REGION

OF FOCUS (e.g.)

ISSUES

Frequency

Food purchases/consumption

Active

Vicious Deathly Combat

Daily

Transportation Mode

Active

Vicious Deathly Combat

Daily

Lightbulbs
/Abode Heating/

Source

of Electricity

Active

Vicious Deathly Combat

Quarterly

Leisure/Vacation

Active

Vicious Deathly Combat

Annually

Career Choice

(ongoing)

Active

Vicious Deathly Combat

Every 5 years

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ESSENTIAL STEPS TO BEHAVIOR CHANGE

ACTION

Education

Invitation

Back
-
off

Periodic
Follow
-
up

Rationale for
Action

Unaware

Unmotivated

Insecure

due
to newness

Feeling
Isolated

What is EarthSave?


Founded by
BaskinRobbins
’ son: Witnessed catastrophe wrought by Meat
and Dairy industry. Gave up inheritance due to:


Environmental horror


Human Health horror


Ethical Horror of mistreated animals (bigger brains than humans
sometimes)


Meat and Dairy are not necessary


and are harmful to the human body and
environment.


Health: Long
-
term Scientifically rigorous studies and immediate personal
testimonials are beyond dispute.


Environment: UN Study, EPA, “drive by smells”


Humans change behavior slowly, so change will be slow

but efforts can be
rewarding: slavery, women’s suffrage, smoking in bars and cannibalism.


National projects: Turning health around in the inner cities.


Local projects: Open potluck vegetarian dinners all over town with inspiring
speakers, Cooking Classes, outreach events to schools and the public.


“WE VOTE DAILY WITH OUT FORK” is
uber
-
empowering.

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Change Agent Champions


Filling the vacuum in ethical projects:


Extensive systems understanding


Potent leadership


Beneficial outcomes



Easiest:

After a long, self
-
indulgent career, spend your retirement
wearing yourself out for the good of fellow humans and earth.


Not so easy:
Life
-
long leadership of worthy
avocational

projects
(e.g. not just Sunday School teacher or tutor).



Ltd. Special:
Immediately and permanently commit to
unflinching self
-
sacrifice for the environment and health, using
academic, information, and leadership tools available. (Esther)

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Modes requiring Change

Anoxic waters


Climate change


Conservation


Energy


Environmental
degradation


Environmental health


Genetic engineering


Intensive
farming


Land degradation


Soil


Land use


Nanotechnology/
Nanopollution



Nuclear issues


Overpopulation


Ozone
depletion


Pollution


Water pollution


Air pollution


Reservoirs


Resource depletion


Consumerism


Fishing


Logging


Mining


Toxins


Waste

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Tools for Change?


AICHE; Heavy “doers” of the industrial sector


GreenPeace
; Environmental activism


United Nations; Governance directives


Union of Concerned Scientists; Academia


Church; Ethics
-
based cries


“Pull an Egypt”; Technology
-
based Social Media


Corporatocracy
; Let the invisible hand decide.


__________; Placeholder for new innovation for good change.

Take Home Project


Google “chemical engineer” and
“environment” or “health”, etc. and
start collecting info


Plan 5 questions and call the
head/chair/director of an interesting
project (found on Google)


Ask them for advice and perspective.


Tell me your goals and progress soon
(actually any functioning human will do
as a support i.e. cheerleader)
nate@metageny.com

502 299 9520


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Questions?



Many questions; so few answers.


Are these Old Axioms still valid?:


To energize the team: Tell marketing the good
news…and tell the Engineering
Dept

the bad news.


AIChE

is for professional networking, and for
lobbying to expand markets/influence of the
chemical industry.



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Disclaimer: The world according to
Garp

carp care dare date
N
ate

Meat
deets
: Every problem opens
many opportunities


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegan


T
raced to India, and to the
Pythagoreans

and
Orphics

in Ancient Greece, and Kellogg and
Graham (crackers) in USA


Trendy and Scientific


Oprah Winfrey went vegan for 21 days in 2008, and in 2011 asked her 378 production
staff to go vegan for one week, …and now for an entire month

and they love it!


Former U.S. president Bill Clinton adopted an almost
-
vegan diet in 2010 after cardiac
surgery. Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, was already a vegan and recommended the diet to
help him lose weight and improve his cholesterol levels. He is following the diet
recommended by Dean
Ornish
, Caldwell
Esselstyn
, and T. Colin Campbell: mostly beans,
legumes, vegetables, and fruit, and a protein drink every morning of almond milk fixed
with fruit and a protein powder.


Environmental vegetarianism


Animal agriculture is linked to climate change, water pollution, land degradation, a
decline in biodiversity. Commercially available animal
-
based diet uses more land, water,
and energy.


Be hard headed: Some environmental activists claim that adopting a vegetarian diet may
be a way of focusing on personal actions and righteous gestures rather than systemic
change.

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More meat/fat, less health


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Arguments for changing diet:
Environmental


A recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift toward
a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate
change.


Researchers at the University of Chicago concluded that switching
from a standard American diet to a vegan diet is more effective in
the fight against climate change than switching from a standard
American car to a hybrid.


A German study conducted in 2008 concluded that a meat
-
eater's
diet is responsible for more than seven times as much greenhouse
-
gas emissions as a vegan's diet is.


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the
-
greenhouse
-
hamburger

http://bit.ly/hYhlg


Outcomes: Dirty Air
--
Dirty Water
--
Brain Damage and Depression
--
Miscarriage and Birth Defects
--
Respiratory Problems
--
Bacterial
Infections
--
Antibiotic
-
Resistant Bacteria
--
Swine Flu

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Health detriments of meat/dairy


Filling your plate with
meat
,
dairy products
,
and
eggs

could be a recipe for
heart disease
,
obesity
,
cancer
,
diabetes,

and even impotence.


http://bit.ly/brnlqg

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Get Involved every Month


2
nd

Saturday at United Crescent Hill Ministries


4pm Free vegan cooking class


6pm Plant
-
based potluck.


7pm Speaker/ 8pm
enviro
-
movie


3
rd

Thursday: Dining Out at local restaurant (veg
friendly)


4
th

Saturday: Dining In veggie potluck at someone’s
house.


1
st

Thursday: Jeffersonville, IN potluck, 6pm in Parkview
Middle School


EarthDay

events,
HealthFairs
, Mayors Hike, Bike ‘n’
Paddle.

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