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Author: Mike Mahanay

The Time Has Come For Rooftop Urban Farms

Excerpt: “Aquaponics is a method of combined fish and vegetable farming that requires no soil. The farmer cultivates freshwater fish (aquaculture) and plants (hydroponics) in a recirculating water system that exchanges nutrients between the two. Wastewater from the fish serves as organic fertilizer for the plants, while the plants clean the water of fish feces and urine.” VIA THE ATLANTIC, CITYLAB FULL...

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What’s Wilderness Really Worth? Wilderness Economics May Provide The Answer

I came across an excellent article in Outside Magazine written by Bruce Barcott discussing the emergence of ‘Wilderness Economics’, which he says is “a dollars-and-cents way to attach a fair and reliable estimate to the seemingly uncountable value of preserving wild spaces and pristine natural resources”. The article titled ‘As a Matter of Fact, Money Does Grow on Trees’ makes a compelling case for conservationists to re-frame their messaging from ecological science to discussing the actual monetary value of environmental resources. As an illustration of the power of the environmental economics, consider the following excerpt: “In 1989, for instance,...

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How Neel Kashkari’s Blackberry Cost You Hundreds of Billions of Dollars And Possibly Helped To Save Main Street USA.

In 2006, Neel Kashkari was a 33-year-old tech banker at Goldman Sachs in San Francisco with no government experience. Only two years later, through bizarre circumstances and in the shadow of what looked like the cataclysmic economic meltdown of the financial system, he would find himself appointed by Hank Paulson as the federal bailout chief in charge of the US Government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and $700 billion dollars.

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Mike Mahanay

Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at CTL. Productivity obsessed business fanatic. Technology junkie. EdTech evangelist.

I'm also the Founder of Information Click LLC., a digital marketing consulting firm and Take Back Main Street, a non-profit advocate for small-local business across America.

I’m into business, marketing, technology, exploring the great outdoors, & spending time with my family.