D Kelly O’Day, PE Retired
I am a retired environmental engineer with a BS (University of Maryland) in Civil Engineering and MS (Drexel University) in Environmental Engineering. I worked as a professional engineer for 40 years in all phases of water quality, water supply and wastewater disposal in Philadelphia and Boston metropolitan areas. I am a retired professional engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania.
The USA has made great strides in improving the water quality of our rivers and streams since my early career days in 1967. As I watched and modestly participated in these improvements , I began to realize that the global environmental problems were also critically severe, with global warming presenting a threat even greater than water pollution.
In 2005 I started my 1st web site that focused on environmental trends. I started to study global warming to see for myself what the science indicated. Here is a link to my early global warming investigations (link).
In 2008 I switched web platforms and started my Climate Charts & Graphs blog to help interested citizen climate scientists learn about climate science and global warming using the R language. I shifted my focus to plastic pollution in 2012. this link shows my Climate Charts & Graphs blog in 2012 (link). My climate work is being carried on by Andy Long (Link).
As a proud E Mt Airy resident, I believe in thinking globally and acting locally. My wife and I are lucky to have found our dream house in a beautiful, friendly, tree lined Philadelphia neighborhood with wonderful people. We also have a neighborhood eyesore that we will work to beautify.
This blog will chronicle our efforts to help our neighborhood by fixing the eyesore, planting volunteer gardens, organizing neighbors, supporting Philadelphia’s green storm water initiative, and tackling plastic pollution and street trash.