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Dr. Randi Pokladnik

Dr. Randi Pokladnik was born and raised in Ohio. She earned an associate degree in Environmental Engineering, a BA in Chemistry, MA and PhD in Environmental Studies. She is certified in hazardous materials regulations and holds a teaching license in science and math. She worked as a research chemist for National Steel Corporation for 12 years and taught secondary and post secondary science and math classes for more than 20 years. Her research includes an analysis of organic farming regulations and environmental issues impacting the Appalachian region of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. She lives near Tappan Lake in an eco log home that she and her husband built in 2001. Hobbies include running, gardening, sewing and doing fun things with her granddaughters.


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Faith communities working toward a sustainable future
Published: September 15, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future and the group's statewide meeting in Dover.

Rezoning at Mohican makes room for logging
Published: September 01, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses rezoning to take place in Mohican Memorial State Forest.

A long drive makes for an unforgettable solar eclipse
Published: August 23, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her trip to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where she viewed the recent eclipse in totality.

Musings of a crazy cat lady
Published: August 18, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her love for cats and her favorite cat named Midnight.

A seasonal, plant-based diet is healthier for the planet
Published: August 02, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her belief that food choices can affect climate change.

Regenerative design solves the large-scale trash problem
Published: July 12, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses regenerative design, an idea that seeks to parallel nature and attempts to be waste free while being used to design buildings, create landscapes and manufacture consumer products.

Consider adopting a new eco-consciousness
Published: April 20, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her view on nature and the human race.

Coyotes have become the whipping post of several groups
Published: April 04, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses coyotes and the way they contribute to an ecosystem.

Bluebird of happiness
Published: March 17, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses bird conservation efforts with bald eagles and bluebirds.

Like birds in coal mines, their deaths warn us of our own fragility
Published: March 03, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses two female scientists and writers who had an impact on her life.



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