You cannot turn on a computer or television, without seeing a story about climate change. Our planet is being choked by man-made emissions, and experts spend countless hours and dollars researching ways to reduce this plague, that we continue to bring upon ourselves. Changes have already been made in many industries, with hybrid vehicles, solar powered homes, and products made of recycled goods becoming ever more popular. But there are still huge questions when it comes to manufacturing and industrial fields. Nuclear power plants, steel companies, waste management facilities, coal mines… all industries that have come under fire in recent years, for producing dangerous emissions. The majority of recommendations to reduce these emissions involve cutting back on production, which could potentially have massive economic repercussions. But here is the thing, there is a simple solution, that has existed for decades. [Read more…]
The Conroe Noon Lions Club again sponsored the Outstanding Youth Contest Scholarship Program for 2018.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place contestants each received $1,000 scholarships.
Contestants were evaluated on a 750-1,000 word essay, personal biographical information statement, community service, experience/participation leadership information, three letters of recommendation, high school grade point average, and a personal interview.
The 1st place contestant has the opportunity to represent the Conroe Noon Lions Club at the Lions District 2-S2 Outstanding Youth Contest and will receive an additional $1,000 scholarship by representing the club at the Lions District Contest.
Co-Chairmen Rick Camp & Jay Swoboda (GCES VP of Operations)
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint this Halloween!
There is no question that our planet is suffering, because of human beings, and the lifestyles we have. Plastic pollution and emissions control have been front page news, for a while now, insisting that our planet will not survive much longer, at the pace we are going.
Holidays are a time for celebration, fun, family, and often… waste. Halloween is a fun time for adults and children, alike. We at Gulf Coast Environmental Systems love this time of year, and the festivities that come with it. Please implement this quick list of ideas on how you ghouls and goblins can reduce your carbon footprint, this year. [Read more…]
5 Ways to Limit the Negative Health Effects of Air Pollution in Your Everyday Life
Recently, the UN released an alarming study addressing the extreme dangers our planet is facing, because of pollution. You cannot turn on the news without seeing headlines like “Air Pollution Linked to Alzheimer’s” or “Air Pollution Increasing Asthma Deaths.” Air Pollution is now a leading cause of death in most parts of the world, and governments are scrambling to find ways to curb then amount of pollution produced. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and chemicals like Nitrogen Oxides, Ammonia, Methane, Hydrogen Sulfide, and Sulfur Monoxide are you just a few of the dangerous gases and particles found in the atmosphere, that we are breathing in, daily.
Pollution control equipment and government initiatives/regulations will hopefully lessen the amount of pollution being released into the atmosphere, but there are a few things you can do in your everyday life to reduce the immediate negative effects on your health. [Read more…]
Dimethyl sulfide (DMS), also known as methylthiomethane, is an organosulfur compound. It is a methyl sulfide, in which the sulfur atom is substituted by two methyl groups, with the chemical formula of (CH3)2S. It is a highly flammable straw-colored liquid, with a boiling point of 37 degrees Celsius, or 99 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a compound that is easily recognized by its foul odor, that is often described as “cabbage like”. Unlike many other organosulfur compounds, this disagreeable odor is present in even low concentrations of DMS. Dimethyl sulfide is the product of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) breakdown, and is also the result of bacterial metabolism of methanethiol.
Where is Dimethyl Sulfide Found? [Read more…]