Best Practices of the Peace Environmental Research Foundation 

RESEARCH STUDIES COMPLETED: 1970 TO 1972: -- Development of a Zero Environmental Impact City Model 1973 Project Easel: Experimental Urban Module -- The Potential for an Environmentally Balanced City in Canada. 1973: -- Electromagnetic Personal Rapid Transit Systems North American Comparative Analysis. 1974: -- Hydroponic Farming -- The Ultimate in Farming Technology and Its Potential in Canada. 1975: -- The Potential of Solar Electricity for Powering a House. 1975: -- Prefabricated Fiberglass Sandwich Panels for Housing. 1976 The Penguin Building Block an F.S.P. Building System (Patent awarded). 1978: -- New Town Planning Criteria for Alberta's Northerly Eastern Slopes, Peace River Regional Planning Commission. 1979: -- Non-Tracking Solar Concentrating Curves. 1980: -- The Feasibility of Large Scale Vacuum Flat-Plate Solar Absorption Panels. 1980: -- Prototype Fiberglass Sandwich Panel Solar Hydroponic Greenhouse (included designing, building and testing). 1981: -- Automatic Solar/Electrical Hydroponic Growing Systems. 1981: -- Energy Conservation in Greenhouse Development for Northern Alberta. 1981: -- Panel Solar Intensification - An Industrial Development Programme (included inventing and testing a prototype PSI). 1981: -- Industrial Development Programme for a Solar Hydroponic Factory Complex (1 acre). 1982: -- The Weather King Sun Room Glazing System. 1983: -- Opportunities in The Canadian Sun Room Market. 1984: -- Prototype Solar Hydroponic Research Laboratory (included design, construction, machine systems design and testing, and plant sciences experiments). 1985: -- Claim for Scientific Research and Experimental Development Expenditures to Revenue Canada (10 experiments in Miracle House Hydroponics Ltd's laboratory).1986 Claim for SR & ED Expenditures (8 experiments and 5 research studies, and included rigorous oral, written, and laboratory examinations). 1987 : -- Claim for SR & ED Expenditures (12 experiments using precise scientific methodology). 1988 : -- Claim for SR & ED Expenditures (6 experiments, setting world growth records for accelerated plant growth). 1989: -- Claim for SR & ED Expenditures (10 experiments, all claims awarded as listed above). 1990: -- Industrial Development Programme for a 1/3 acre Family Hydroponic Farm (included engineering studies and detailed blueprints). -- -- PUBLIC PARTICIPATION / FEEDBACK STUDIES -- -- Lecture Tour / Seminars: -- Lecture and Slide Show, McGill Young Alumni, April 1972 -- Lecture and Slide show, United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, Sweden, June 1972 -- World Urban Concept at McGill Homecoming, Co-speaking with Buckminister Fuller, October 1972 -- Dawson College Seminars, December 1972 -- Lecture and Slide Show, Queen's University, February 1973 -- Lecture and Slide Show, First International Film Festival on the Human Environment, Sir George Williams University, June 73 -- Guest Speaker, Town of Mount Royal Curling Club, Montreal, November, 1973 -- Guest, Television Show - McGowan and Company, May 1974 -- Lecture to the Executive, Advanced Concepts Centre -Environment Canada, September 1974 -- Lecture to the Executive, Policy and Research Group - Department of Public Works Canada, October 1974 -- N.G.O. Participant at the Habitat Conference for non-governmental organizations, November 1974 -- Lecture entitled "Brush with Bureaucracy" - Montreal Royal Curling Club, January, 1975 -- Guest Panel, CBC Television Programs - This Day - A special documentary on Human Settlements, March 1975 -- Lecture to the First Annual Solar Energy Conference University of Ottawa, June 1975 -- A Display and lecture on Cities of Tomorrow in the Vancouver Habitat U.N. Conference on Human Settlements, June 1976. -- Lecture to Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, University of Alberta, Borealis the city of Tomorrow, January 1978 Seminar on the Canadian Hydroponic Farming Industry, Ancaster, Ontario, June 1980 -- Radio Program with Teri Turnbull, CJXX, G.P., November 1981 Radio Program CFGP, on Solar Power, February 1981 -- Seminar on Solar Power, South Peace Teacher's Convention Grande Prairie Composite High School, March 1981 -- Lecture and Slide Show - College Weekend 81, on Total Solar Power, Grande Prairie Regional College, March 1981 -- Lecture, Solar Housing, Athabasca Hall, Peace River, May 1981 -- The Human Side of Energy Conference, Lecture and Slide Show, Total Solar Power, University of Alberta, display, August 1981 -- The Chicago World Hardware Show, presenting the Sunshine Seedling House to World Markets, Chicago, U.S.A., August, 1988 -- The United States Patent Office, Washington, U.S.A., Mar. 89 -- Environmental Information Seminars titled, "Countdown to 2000 A.D.", 5 public meetings at Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie, November 1990 -- Environmental Law Hearings, Grande Prairie, presented a brief, November 1990 -- Tour of Egypt, December, 1990 -- Two Interviews with Aaron Brooks and Dave Kormos, CJXX Radio, Grande Prairie, January 1991 -- Alberta Petroleum Association's Conference on Citizen's Participation and Environmental Action, Calgary, Feb., 1991 -- Spicer Commission Citizen's Forum on Canada's Future, presented a written brief, April 1991 -- Alberta Special Waste Management Public Hearings, Grande Prairie, May, 1991 -- The Hug-A-Dandelion Campaign, [including Nature's Lawn and Garden Contest], an Environment Canada Grant, May 1991 Interview with Jim McQuarry, CBC Radio, Edmonton, May 1991 -- Display for Environment Week at Muskoseepi Park Pavilion [designed, built, and operated], June 1991 -- Display for Environment Week at Hawrelak Park. [To be up-dated to 1999} -- -- Articles and Publications -- -- An Answer to our Urban Ills, The Montreal Gazette, May 31, 73 City of the Future, McGill Reporter, October 18, 1972 Futurists Plan Ultimate Urban Centre, OM Magazine, July 1972 City of the Future to be Unveiled, The Queens Journal, Feb., 73 Magazine Seeks Means for a Better Earth, The Gazette, May 1974 People City for the Laurentians, The Gazette, May 1974 Borealis: the City of the North, The Independencer, Oct. 74 City of the North Ottawa Journal, February 1975 The Vermilion River Dam Redevelopment, brochure, Alberta Department of Environment, August 1976 The City of the Future, The Daily Herald Tribune, Grande Prairie one third of front page, September 9, 1976 Solar Energy, The Edmonton Journal, one half page, April 5, 77 Whatever Happened to Borealis? Peace Country Magazine, 3 pgs, January 1978 Alternative Energy Housing Course, the Grande Prairie Booster, January 30, 1980 Man Constructs Proto Model, Grande Prairie Booster, one half page, January 30, 1980 Get Building Your Own; Solar Expert Urges, Daily Herald Tribune, plus one third of Front page, January 31, 1980 Solar Converter Designed for the North, The Daily Herald Tribune, one quarter page, February 27, 1980 Hydroponics Could Make Peace Self Sufficient in Vegetables, The Daily Herald Tribune one third page, May 21, 1980 The Future is Solar Power, The Daily Herald Tribune, whole page, June 20, 1980 Look up to Where the Power Is, The Daily Herald Tribune, one third page, February 4, 1980 Wintergreen Could Turn Peace into California, Grande Prairie Booster, one half page, May 20, 1981 Subzero City Gardening, SOL North, The Solar Energy Society of Canada Northern Alberta Chapter, Edmonton (from a lecture at the Provincial Museum) two pages, April 1983 Dining Room Gardens, McCleans Magazine, Toronto, one photo, one page, June 1983 Energy Pioneers, Mountain Standard Time Magazine, Edmonton two pages, one photo, February 1984 College Christmas Star a First, The Daily Herald Tribune, one third page, two photos, February, 1984 Battle of the Energies Tomorrow at the College, The Daily Herald Tribune one fifth page, February 1984 Winning the Energy War Solar Energy is the Route to Take, The Daily Herald Tribune, one quarter page, February 1984 Workshop Producing Solariums, The Daily Herald Tribune, one photo, one third page, March 1984 Wins First Prize, The Daily Herald Tribune, photo, April 1984 A Hot Hope for Gardeners, Alberta Report, 2/3 page and photo, April 29, 1985 Fixing the Winter Tomatoes, Alberta Report, 2/3 page and photo, September 30,  New Environmental Group Starting, The Daily Herald Tribune, front page with photo, October 1990 Group Will Take Moderate Route, The Daily Herald Tribune, one column, November 1990 Analysis and Recommendations of the Proposed Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Legislation to the Environmental Review Panel, Grande Prairie, 23 November, 1990 The Peace Environmental News [the P.E.N.], Editor, Jan 91 Sun-powered Building Proposed, The Daily Herald Tribune, 1/4 page, January 1991-- Snow Dumps Cause Concern, The Daily Herald Tribune, 1/4 page and photo, March 1991 Preliminary Development Program for the Peace Environmental Research Centre, February 1991 Students to Save the Planet Fundraising Program, April 1993   to be Up-dated.  END OF DOCUMENT  

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