Green Junction The second suggestion in this season’s Lenten journey for “giving up” stuff/behaviors harmful to nature and one another is to reduce the plastic in our lives. Global plastic production has been doubling about every 11 years, which means we are likely purchasing more plastic materials. In turn, the devastation from plastic waste has […]Read more "“Reduce the plastic in our lives”. by Julie Peller Ph.D"
A friend and colleague from my former life in technology and I were talking yesterday afternoon and discussing some of the models on the virus, the real question is, what do people think is going to happen after their two weeks or three-week shut-in ends? This virus is not going away till we have a […]Read more "Reflections on the times of our lives"
The size of bedroom closets has expanded over the years with the rise in clothing purchases. Worldwide, the demand and manufacture of garments have been increasing and will continue to grow, especially those made from synthetic fabrics. More and more clothing and other fabric-based products will be made from polyester, nylon and other petroleum-based resources, […]Read more "What size is your bedroom closets Julie Peller Ph.D"
The type of air pollution that is most often associated directly with human health ailments such as respiratory illnesses and heart disease is called particulate matter pollution, often abbreviated PM. Since air-borne particulates exist in a wide spectrum of sizes, PM is classified accordingly. The particulate matter known as PM2.5 includes solid and liquid particles […]Read more "We become what we breathe? by Julie Peller PhD"
In my years of research in the field of chemistry, most of my studies have been related to water quality. Clean water and clean air are paramount to life, and I have difficulty understanding why society does not pay more attention to the problems of polluted air and water and freshwater scarcity. Over the past […]Read more "“We are many parts, we are all one body.” by Julie Peller PhD"
Over a relatively short period of time, cell phones and other electronic devices have become common for most people worldwide. Cell phones may contain up to 60 elements, including precious metals gold and silver. Other elements used in cell phones include copper, tin, indium, tantalum, and nickel. The intriguing, longer list of elements may motivate […]Read more "Respect the gifts of nature and work toward a more sustainable world. By Julie Peller PH.D."
Pope John XXIII wrote an encyclical in 1961, and he believed at the time there was a need to continue the tradition of Rerum Novarum (1891) and Quadragesimo Anno (1931). In the ’60s, the world had changed considerably when you compare it the 1891 and even 1931, both politically and economically. When 1961 came around […]Read more "Is it time to revisit “Mater Et Magistra”?"