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David Mager
David Mager has been working with Deepak Chopra MD for the last 3 years on the Deepak Chopra Dream Weaver, Endorphinate and HomeBase projects. David is a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and environmental warrior. Since co-organizing US and foreign high school student participation in the first EarthDay in 1970, the bulk of David’s work has been with helping companies profit from Greening their operations. He has worked with over 400 Fortune 500 companies like GM, GE, IBM, Unilever, Coco Cola, Anheuser Bush, Time Warner, Nestle and socially responsible companies like Aveda and Stonyfield. David co-authored Street Smart Sustainabilty – the Entrepreneur’s Guide to Profitably Greening Your Organizations DNA.

David was an advisor on the Obama USDA transition team. Previously he was director of standards at Green Seal and directed the development of environmental standards for energy efficient lighting, water efficient fixtures, household paint, windows and doors, appliances, household cleaners, and recycled paper and engine oil. He represented the US at the creation of ISO 14000, the global environmental management systems standards. David co-founded Vapor Technologies, which developed an environmentally superior process to electroplating, and sold it to $8 billion Masco. David lives on the banks of the Connecticut River in Pioneer Valley Massachusetts with is wife Deborah and youngest daughter Sunrise.

Entries by David Mager

The End of Broadcast TV

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 12:00 AM

For those of you who watched some of the recent YouTube Music Video Awards, you witnessed a historic moment. The beginning of the end of broadcast TV.

With a limited number of VHF channel licenses sold by the FCC to the highest bidder, TV channels have, over time, migrated...

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To Be or Not to Be Vegan - the Omnivore's Other Dilemma

(9) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 12:36 PM

Coming up on Thanksgiving I am thinking about meat. My 25-year-old daughter, who grew up on our farm, milking goats and gathering eggs, is raising Narragansett turkeys for our and our friends' Thanksgiving dinners. We bought the farm as the solution to my moral dilemma. I was of draft age...

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Brain Wave Entrainment

(4) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 12:22 PM

I am fortunate to be working with Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Dr. Rudy Tanzi, co-authors of the bestselling book Super Brain, on a technology called Brain Wave Entrainment. Deepak is very well known, but Rudy is an amazingly interesting person as well. He is the Kennedy Professor of Neurology at...

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My Three Gurus - Ram Dass, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and Deepak Chopra, M.D.

(36) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 9:45 AM

I am incredibly lucky. I have had a close personal relationship with three of the highest octane, world class gurus -- spiritual teachers who still walk the planet: Ram Dass, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and Deepak Chopra.

It's not like I sought them out. I was quite comfortable in...

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The Nitrogen Cascade: The Next Big Pollution Problem

(5) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 10:32 AM

I know that your head is still whirling around thinking about climate change and what to do about it. The earth has hit the 400 parts per million level of carbon dioxide for the first time in 2 million years. The preponderance of drought, shrinking glaciers and super storms, plus...

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Time to End the Cuban Embargo

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 3:53 PM

"Hey Lucy!"
"Yes, Ricky."
"How come the U.S. embargo on Cuba that began just after our TV show I Love Lucy ended in 1960, is still going on 53 years later?"

Good question.

The United States' embargo against Cuba is a commercial, economic, and financial prohibition imposed...

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Tax Payers Subsidize First Class Express Airport Security

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 12:06 PM

Summertime vacation travel comes with long airport security lines. Most airports have two security lines. One Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line for economy travelers, and another for first class and business class travelers. At times the economy passenger security line is so long it winds out the door while the...

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Don't Invest in Medical Marijuana Public Companies Just Yet

(12) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 5:48 PM

Nineteen states plus Washington DC have legalized medical marijuana with legislation pending in six more states. Washington and Colorado have even legalized the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes. In the wake of this trend, I was hired by a consortium of successful California medical marijuana...

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Amazing Low-tech Carbon Sequestration Process

(8) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 12:49 PM

Last week President Obama revealed a vision and plan to combat carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. It's about time and it's a great approach. The plan is not to introduce new legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The chances of that ever passing are near zero with...

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Next Generation Wind Energy

(27) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 12:17 PM

Wind is the fastest growing energy resource in the world -- faster than oil and coal which are non-renewable and contribute to climate change. Why? The costs are now competitive with new coal-fired power plants. Wind energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) are now being signed with utilities at...

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Alice Gets Her Stuyvesant Diploma 40 Years Late

(7) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 4:08 PM

I was in the last all-male graduating class at Stuyvesant High School in New York City - Class of 1971. Stuyvesant was/is the premier public science school in the United States. ('Inmates' at Bronx Science say they are but they are wrong.)

In the era of protest marches, and awakening...

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My Father Died From West Nile Virus in NYC

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 10:50 AM

Last summer my father fell ill and fell down and hit his head, taking out much of one tiled wall in his bathroom. Although he was still conscious and verbal, I made the decision to call for an ambulance.

He was a man very full of life and very grateful...

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I Want to Stop Living When I Stop Living

(8) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 11:38 AM

Decades ago a doctor would examine their patient, make a diagnosis and assign a treatment. Sometimes it even worked. Then along came CAT scans and exotic laboratory diagnostic tests. After that more expensive tests, MRIs and PETs. Each new test cost more, much more, than the previous.

Yet, in...

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