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2015 World Green Energy Symposium Combines Policy Making-Industry, Offering Sustainable Economic-Environmental Solutions

March 21, 2015

Washington, D.C.

Source: World Green Energy Symposium recognizes current and former WGES Nova Award Honorees, whom have answered the call to bring public policy and technology together in solving environmental and economic challenges.

2015 World Green Energy Symposium, this year held in Washington DC, at University of District of Columbia, March 12, left no stone unturned in discussing energy, green technology, environmental policy, economic sustainability, as the event offered expertise from many market segments. From government to industry; schools of thought and students to community activist; answers to solve some of today’s most pressing concerns came from every corner of the gathering.

“We want to thank you all for coming today in attending this year’s WGES,” said Professor Robert Gallagher, Executive Chair of the World Green Energy Symposium as he welcomed all guests to the well-attended event, “You will find opportunities galore from industry to government, from schools of thought to community activist, you will not be disappointed by the options of answers you can gather from today’s offerings.”

Four-time Emmy Winner, former Broadcast Journalist Jan Fox was the event’s emcee and opened the event at 9:00 am introducing special guest and speakers to the podium.

Professor Gallagher first recognized all of the past World Green Energy Symposium NOVA Award Honorees for their contributions to advancements in solving problems associated with environmental and energy issues. Then Gallagher took a moment to recognize this, year’s recipient, Dr. Sabine O’Hara, Dean of College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSE) of the University of DC.

“We are honored to add another member to class of NOVA Award Winners. The Current Class includes the City of Washington DC, City of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Dow Chemical, and Extreme Energy Solutions, among others who have demonstrated making steps and development of policies and technologies that lead us to protecting our environment and natural resources, while providing sustainable choices,”

“We are honored to present Dr. Sabine O’Hare and CAUSE with this year’s NOVA Award for their efforts in becoming a sustainable land grant site, being totally sustainable, including their construction of this campus,” Gallagher professed.

“We are honored to accept this award. This is not just my award, but a reflection of all of our staff, students, board, alumni, suppliers, and the rest of the individuals who supported our vision for our school,” Dr. O’Hare added, “The city supported our goals, which provided us the opportunity to be the only 100% sustainable University in the District.”

Tribute was paid in accommodations by a number of special guests who included Mr. James Lyons, President of University of DC, who welcomed attendees to the campus and to the event. He was followed by Margaret Singleton, Vice President of DC Chamber of Commerce; Tommy Wells, Acting Director, District Department of the Environment, Government of the District of Columbia; and then Dr. O’Hare wrapped up the morning session showcasing the series of steps CAUSE took to develop their sustainable campus.

The mid-day panel represented opportunities within federal government and presented case studies; steps and initiatives that government has taken to become even more-green, thus saving taxpayer money in the meantime. Panel was led by Mr. Kevin Kampschroer, from GSA who shared the agency’s green building practices; which including the usage of energy efficiency tech, LEED construction practices, and maximizing space.

Ms. Kristine Kingery presented what the Army is doing to become more environmentally friendly in managing its assets and bases around the world. Ms. Jo Anne Hill, with the US Department of Commerce, provided a discussion referencing contract opportunities available for Minority Owned Business Enterprises in the area of sustainability and environmental initiatives by the federal government. The session was concluded by Mr. Landon Van Dyke, with the Department of State, who shared the vision and ongoing practices by the Department of State in greening US Embassies around the world.

The afternoon full of workshops; discussions and question and answer sessions from a number of interests: new technology, transportation solutions, the use of big data to monitor energy usage and energy conservation, understanding public private partnerships were just part of the plethora of sessions one could choose from.

Two of the workshops that stood out were the discussion lead by Mr. Samuel K. Burlum, CEO of Extreme Energy Solutions, who presented a case study and examples about here and now available technology that could lower harmful toxic emissions from vehicles, including advancements made in this technology sector, and the importance of embracing the retrofit technology market. Burlum shared his vision of public policy measures that would allow for green technology to blossom. You can see the complete video at here.

Another well attended workshop provided insight on deploying sustainable technology to the continent of Africa. Panel, moderated by Ron Uba, Department of Commerce-MBDA; led by Mr. Ken Johnson, provided information referencing emerging economies within developing nations. Mr. Johnson discussed examples of countries within Africa who were struggling to meet the demands of water, energy, power, food supply, and alternatives currently being investigated to meet these needs.

Attendees casted their vote of satisfaction as the even came to a close, all leaving with valuable information and contacts from the event.

“There is still much work to be done in this field of practice,” Burlum contributed, “the areas of environmental protection, green technology, alternative energy, sustainability, and policy making that drives the markets to evolve are still very much in their infancy. If you compare this industry to the early days of the .com boom or the early days of the information age, you can see the ‘green industry’ is following those same trends,”

“There are other drivers to the movement of environmental sustainability, which I believe one of them is generational. There are far more X, Y, and Millennial generation individuals who were cultured with a sense of environmental regard for the planet than the previous generations. These generations who grew up with recycling in the classroom; earth day celebrations; they were the generations who have embraced most of the green technology we have today; so it is no surprise that we are seeing large growth in this area. As they exercise their purchasing power, and combine that with their life style habits, you get a demanding market segment who wants more organic and green choices. It’s a trend companies like our welcome in the near future,” mentioned Burlum.

For more information about the World Green Energy Symposium go to www.wges.us

Professor Robert Gallagher and 4 Time Emmy Winner Jan Fox lead the 2015 WGES Event, which included Speakers and Guest from Industry and Government.

Extreme Energy Solutions Representatives were on hand to provide answers on how to lower harmful vehicle emissions and shared ideas on how to increase fuel efficiency.

Dr. O’Hare seen here with Mr. Lyons, Mr. Wells, Ms. Singleton, and Professor Gallagher, as Ms. O’Hare and CAUSE were honored with the 2015 WGES NOVA Award

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Finding Sustainable Solutions Through Innovation

March 1, 2015 Madison, WI

Story originally written by Elly Tomei, freelance writer and contributor to Natural Awakenings Magazine. 

It seems like every large corporate manufacturer of household cleaners now offers some version of a green or natural cleaner. For most of them, an eco-friendly cleaner is just one of hundreds of products they produce to answer to a segment of consumer demand in the market. Extreme Kleaner, a multi-purpose cleaner available online and at some True Value and Ace Hardware stores in Madison, has a very different story.

Its parent company, Extreme Energy Solutions (EES), was founded by four men that shared a love for amateur stock car racing. What started out as experiments with reducing auto emissions and developing more eco-friendly products and technologies for cars led to an entrepreneurial idea for Sam Burlum, current President and CEO of the company, who graduated with a degree in business management from Berkeley College in West Patterson (Woodland Park), New Jersey.

“We realized that the skills we were applying to test race cars were transferable,” remarks Burlum. “We co-created the Smart Emissions Reducer, which could be installed on almost any automobile.” The partners started in a two car garage and also formulated a fuel additive, Extreme Xtra Fuel Treatments, to lower emissions and increase power.

EES began consulting for companies seeking sustainable solutions and developing eco-friendly products. After doing research and development for one of them, Extreme Kleaner was formulated, and the young company merged with EES at the end of 2010. “We improved the product and brought it to market in the middle of 2012,” says Burlum who believes most of his business knowledge has come from learning by doing not just business school.

“Extreme Kleaner became available online in 2013 and was listed on Amazon and KeepAmerica.com last year,” he notes, adding that the production and ingredients of the proprietary formula are all sourced in New Jersey, where the company is based. True Value and Ace Hardware stores throughout the Northeast and Midwest are the product’s latest retail outlets. In addition to the current multi-purpose cleaner, Burlum says the company plans to introduce a glass and more formula.

The mission of EES is to provide environmental and economic sustainability through innovation that redefines incremental savings. According to Burlum, the company’s products provide a return on investment or at least a break even. With Extreme Kleaner, only one product is needed to do the job of five different cleaners and when environmental cost are added into the picture, the savings are even greater.

EES donates a portion of its sales each year to causes including veterans, environmental advocacy and awareness, and event sponsorships, especially those involving education. Burlum often talks about business, entrepreneurship and green technology at local universities.

“No matter what the product or service is, there is a base recipe for bringing to market,” explains Burlum, adding that green businesses usually incur higher cost upfront, but even but eventually catch up and surpass those that take shortcuts.

Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. is located at 150 Main Street, in Ogdensburg, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.ExtremeEnergySolution.net orwww.ExtremeKleaner.com. For more about Sam Burlum, visit www.SamBurlum.com.

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