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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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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.

Assault of the Ohio River: Waste dump or drinking water?
Published: February 17, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses the Ohio River and her view on industrial waste from fracking.

The nuclear option: Is it really the right option?
Published: January 27, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses nuclear energy and alternative energy sources.

Wood-boring beetle devastates ash trees in region
Published: January 20, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses invasive species and how they affect trees and forests.

Wood-boring beetle devastates ash trees in region
Published: January 16, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses invasive species and how they affect trees and forests.

Make a resolution for the planet
Published: December 30, 2016

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses astronauts and how their view of our planet from space affected their beliefs.



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