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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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Is it a good idea to roll back regulations?
Published: February 23, 2018

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses the history of environmental regulations and the current government's moves to repeal them.

Our participatory democracy is on life support
Published: February 09, 2018

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her disagreement with Ohio legislation like House Joint Resolution 5 and SB210.

Addressing climate crisis may be in our forests
Published: January 26, 2018

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses how preserving forests could help the climate.

Our final steps on the planet can be light ones
Published: January 12, 2018

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses environmentally friendly ways to be buried.

Live simply so others can simply live
Published: December 29, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her New Year's resolutions for living an eco-friendly life.

We are fracking our water away
Published: December 15, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses fracking and waste storage in Ohio.

Being an Ebenezer Scrooge of energy
Published: November 24, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses ways to save on energy use.

Climate change and the food on your plate
Published: November 10, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses how warmer temperatures are affecting agriculture and how climate change may affect things in the future.

Bottled water, why?
Published: October 20, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses why she is against bottled water.

Outdoor sports community sees the effects of climate instability
Published: October 06, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her views on climate instability and its effects on outdoor sports and economics.



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