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Re: Best Practices Database
To Terry & All,
I would certainly be very interested in participating. I don't have much
data but can contribute some perspectives from another continent.
Noble Environmental c.c.
2 Lynnwood Hof, 9 The Ring, Lynnwood 0081, Pretoria, South Africa
From: Terry Foecke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01 February 1999 09:36
Subject: Best Practices Database
>So far six individuals have responded publicly and privately to my query
>about compiling a Best Practices database focused on resource use. The
>sentiment in this population seems to be:
>--would be useful
>--will be hard
>--avoid a "design by committee" process
>--just do it
>I think Mike Callahan captures the spirit of what I was driving at: using
>site-specific data in creative ways to answer more questions than we are
>now, however clumsy or qualified our benchmarks are when we start.
>To reiterate, I think we should avoid using survey data in favor of data we
>have gathered/generated ourselves, or otherwise trust or can vouch for. I
>would also like to see a focus on resource use, the inputs v. outputs
>early-stage exploration that can be so time-consuming yet so fruitful.
>Who else is in?
>Who has data?
>Materials Productivity LLC (fka Waste Reduction Institute, Inc.)
>1821 University Avenue
>St. Paul, MN 55104