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If the elevator pitch is going the way of the carnival barker, then step right up and pass me a straw hat and megaphone!

The PittMoss™ Team attended an Elevator Pitch competition at the urging of our friends at the Idea Foundry of Pittsburgh. They told us about the competition and we submitted a hastily prepared application before the scheduled deadline that very afternoon. … Continue reading

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Carbon Levels & No Faking Concern for the Planet’s #Peatlands

Carbon dioxide in our planet’s atmosphere just hit 400 parts per million for the first time in human evolution. Many climate experts are pointing fingers at the consumption of gas, oil and coal as the main culprit behind the rebounding … Continue reading

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Lost in translation: A green-washing guide to words like Renewable, Sustainable, Ecological, Environmental, Organic, or All-Natural

After I posted “Why Are We Draining Wetlands and Destroying Peat Bogs to Fill Flower Pots?” it received many supportive comments in various forums. A few prospective customers even sent me their contact information. One commenter, obviously supportive of the … Continue reading

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Retiring old notions about saving for the future! Ditching the 401K to fund a Business!

An investor stepped up to the plate this past week and invested his entire retirement savings into The PittMoss™ Development Company and he knows it’s risky. My 401k funds arrived to keep the cash flow healthy while we continue to … Continue reading

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Why Are We Draining Wetlands and Destroying Peat Bogs to Fill Flower Pots?

Dr. Alan Knight, member of Great Britain’s Sustainable Development Commission and a past Chair of the U.K.’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ or DEFRA’s Peat Task Force was interviewed in this week’s prestigious Horticulture Week Magazine. He stated … Continue reading

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Some People Will Help You Raise Your Barn, While Others Will Try To Tear You Down

Nupeat was the original name of our patented peat-free product and apparently the folks running the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA) didn’t like that very much. Soon after some successful, well-publicized, growth trials at a major Midwest university and … Continue reading

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Embrace the Fear or How to Succeed at Business When You’re Terrified

I found myself taking cover in a bunker centered on a green pasture, with dense woods at it’s perimeter once while dreaming. It would have been a beautiful landscape if it weren’t for a barrage of bombs raining down all … Continue reading

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