A group of students at a Georgia middle school recently learned how police use math and science to investigate crimes. In one activity, students calculated angles and momentum at a mock crime scene during a seminar held by a local police department.
Generators and garden seeds are among the "green products" featured at the Fairfield County Home Show in Connecticut. Tower Generator President Chris Atiyeh said the growing demand for generators after Hurricane Irene led him to join the event and reach out to customers. Christine Segalas, owner of Homegrown Harvest, offers soil and vegetable seeds to encourage residents to grow edible plants in their landscape.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in Granville, N.Y., plans to enhance training of current employees and focus on its customers this year, according to this interview with plant manager Chris Klesse and marketing manager Geoff King. "We really need to reinforce the fact that we have to listen to our customers. If we get arrogant, we are not going to be successful or competitive," said King. The company also plans to maximize the use of its equipment and monitor market conditions this year.
Converting lawn equipment to use propane has gained traction among commercial lawn care companies in Missouri, according to this article. Propane helps save on fuel and maintenance expenses, said Dustin Leighty, owner of Master Trimmers. Propane-powered mowers can also help businesses compete with others at LEED sites where more eco-friendly equipment is required, said Jason Daugherty, co-owner of JWX Turf and Erosion.
The Columbia County Emergency Services department and the Shepeard Community Blood Center in Georgia will host a two-day blood drive to boost the county's supply during the holiday season when donations are critically low. Blood donors will get a free lunch, T-shirt and cholesterol screening plus a chance to win movie tickets and a $500 VISA gift card.