TerraLogic is a unique type of consulting service that focuses upon sustainable transportation. We develop environmental engineering and science approaches towards transportation planning, NEPA (environmental impact assessments), design, construction and operation and maintenance.
This is the first blog developed by TerraLogic. It is my intent to use this blog as a vehicle to educate, inform and update environmental professionals and the interested public on the pragmatic integration of sustainability into the transportation and environmental management process. I will provide my thoughts, observations and lessons learned in this endeavor. I will also provide you information about TerraLogic and how we are able to support your sustainability needs. I am also interested in hearing from you about your thoughts and ideas about promoting sustainability into our business and everyday lives.
I have been in the environmental business for over 30 years in the areas of industrial compliance, surface water management, hazardous waste investigations and remediation and transportation. Several years ago I identified an upcoming need for transportation entities to start addressing social and environmental issues at the same level as economic considerations. Although these areas are supposed to be addressed in the NEPA process, they are often lacking in the final decision making process. As a consultant, I felt this was the future niche for my company TerraLogic. Sustainable transportation consulting allows my clients and me to make a positive impact upon the local community and the overall environment.
This is a time of change and we need to be wiser on how we use our finite resources. Resources are not just fossil fuels, minerals and lumber, etc. but are also the water we drink, the air we breathe and the entire biotic system on the planet. Sustainability can be thought of as wise management of resources. Us as Americans can no longer find and consume resources without paying the real environmental price. Recycling and reuse of materials will become more critical as the cost of raw materials skyrocket due to competition and rising energy costs. New regulations and guidance are on the horizon that will influence and change how transportation entities do business and make decisions.
Thanks for reading my first blog. I hope you will get a sense of my interest and passion in the area of sustainability as it relates to transportation, environmental management and our quality of life.