The biggest buzz word in the news today is "Green". I get the feeling that green is being so overused by companies. It is so much so that I do not want to associate EM Technology with the word. There are still many people who are not sure what the difference is between organic and natural. It is so easy to be duped by word association. Many die-hards have been looking for an alternative to organic as the USDA got involved. Doing a quick search, one can find terms like "beyond organic" being used by people who want to take things to the next level. The current administration is supposedly pushing a green agenda, which attracts the masses who have been trying to offer safer, more effective products that do not have a negative impact on the earth. Effective Microorganisms(TM) has been beyond these regulations and certifications since it hit the market in the early 1980's. On so many levels this technology offers solutions to environmental problems. The lists keep expanding as people keep experimenting with the various products. With the economic crisis we are in and continue to delve deeper into, EM Technology shines as it can make so many industries be more efficient, saving operation costs and reducing environmental impact. More than half of the states in the US are on the verge of bankruptcy. Many of their budgets include areas that EM Technology can help. In the areas of waste treatment (solid and liquid) EM1 Microbial Inoculant can increase digestion rates of wastes, increasing capacity of operations, and reduce costs associated with treatment. In solid waste (landfill) management, over 40% of the materials going into the landfills can be diverted if the public were educated on the food waste recycling program we promote (Bokashi food waste recycling. Existing landfills could be treated with EM1 Microbial Inoculant, increasing the digestion of organic matter, making leachate non-toxic, and to prevent the production of methane. The valuable space these landfills take up could be reclaimed in a quicker time and the wastes discharged from them could be converted into resources. Wastewater treatment is an essential part of our water supply. (what comes in must go out.) Millions of taxpayer dollars are spent on wastewater, rates are increasing and infrastucture is in need of repair. Chemical treatment has proven to be inefficient, costing billions of dollars in damage to equipment and to the environment. It does not take too much thought to wonder if it is right to add some chemical to water that is eventually going to be discharged to a waterway. I find myself often thinking, "if it isn't in there naturally, it shouldn't be added." The microbes in EM1 Microbial Inoculant are found in varying concentrations in wastewater. Chemical also have some type of residual or side reaction, not to mention the cost. Chemicals added to wastewater do nothing to improve the efficiency of the treatment. They only increase the cost of treatment. The residual effects of most of them also increase the corrosion of equipment which will result in increased infrastructure costs over time. It makes more sense to add ingredients that prevent corrosion, have no negative residual, and increase the efficiency of treatment...all at a lower cost. If citizens want to have a cleaner world, save their state budgets, and save themselves from dramatic increases in taxes, EM Technology offers a solution to all these issues. It is right here under their noses and available for anyone right now. The technology has proven itself on six continents and has over a 25-year track record. Before a municipality issues a tax hike because they need to build a new landfill or treatment plant, check to see that they have looked into what EM Technology can do for them.