Editors Blog

Earth Day Remorse

April 22, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Being one of the 20 million people who participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, I am happy to report that I will not join with the 500 million worldwide participants on the 40th Anniversary. Happy because I will instead be readying for a trip to Chicago to visit about 45 of my best chiller buddies. The Chiller Services Group (CSG) meets twice a year in mass to compare notes, exchange ideas, and plot a masterful takeover of all service work for chillers. So far, the group has not taken possession of all service work, but they are good people, and I am sure they will make it happen.

But, back to Earth Day. When I was an eighth grade student, the thought of getting out of school for two hours to fill two garbage bags seemed a wonderful way to enjoy some sunshine. Little did I know that I would be part of something that has grown to become so popular. Usually, no one ever wants to follow my lead with regard to picking up anything. My daughters won’t pick up their clothes in their room, won’t pick up the phone when I call them, and won’t pick up after the dog - a rather large dog that leaves rather large presents throughout the yard.

In a perfect world, for my Earth Day, someone else would pick up all the stuff - especially the large dog presents in the yard - and someone would do something even more lasting than a one-day grandstanding show of gathering garbage.

That’s why I think the CSG is really a nice group of people, and, it is rather fitting that they are meeting on Earth Day. They are hell-bent on keeping chillers tuned up and clean. A nice way to save energy, and a nice way to celebrate Earth Day, especially if we can find a way to check out the Cavs NBA playoff game against the Bulls.
You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Mark Satterfield

Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. and author of “The One Week Marketing Plan” talks about his book and the importance of HVAC blogging. Posted on Sept. 19.

More Podcasts


NEWS 09-15-14 cover

2014 September 15

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Venting R-22

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should EPA step up enforcement?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con