RL Macklin's Sustainability & EHS Website

Integrated Strategies for Managing Sustainability & EHS

RL Macklin's Sustainability & EHS Website

Integrated Strategies for Managing Sustainability & EHS

RL Macklin's Sustainability & EHS Website

Integrated Strategies for Managing Sustainability & EHS

RL Macklin's Sustainability & EHS Website

Integrated Strategies for Managing Sustainability & EHS

When I left Avery Dennison I realized that to stay connected to the EHS and Sustainability community I would need a presence in that community separate from Avery Dennison. That is where the idea of having my own website came from. I have always been interested in technology and computers. I have taken advantage of my need for a presence, my interests and my skills to create this website.

In creating this site I focused more on the content and interface than on technology. I used the technology available to try to present the content in interesting ways. I hope others find this site a place to come and read my ideas, exchange and share tips and ideas of their own, and learn about about environmental, health, safety and sustainability management.

The Logo: The logo is a representation of engaging with technology and looking to it to help provide solutions to sustainability and EHS challenges while remaining mindful of the earth and envivronment.

If you want to discuss anything on the website or get more information about the software tools, the host etc. I used please
contact me.

Web Creation Software: The desire to be able to keep the content rather than the mechanics as focus of my work in large part influenced my choice of website creation tools.

RapidWeaver from RealMac Software - RapidWeaver is website creation software. It occupies a space between Dreamweaver at the complex end of the spectrum and iWeb at the ease of use end of the spectrum. While not WYSIWYG there is a readily accessible Preview window. You can also look at previews in the browser of your choice.

RapidWeaver is theme based web creation software. You can customize the themes through HTML and CSS as well as through the use of menu driven configuration options built into the themes. Functionality can be added to RapidWeaver through the use of Plugins and again through HTML if you prefer.

Some of the plugins I used include
Accordian from
Yourhead Software
Stacks from
Yourhead Software
Exposer Stack from
ElStacko
PDF Embed Stack from
Joe Workman
RSS Stack from
Joe Workman
Xpander Stack from
Idsign
Pluskit from
Loghound
WP-Blog from
Nilrog's Place

Host: A2hosting.com

I elected to host my site on a carbon neutral host. I also registered my domain name with a carbon neutral registrar. There are an increasing number of hosts that have started to focus on sustainability. You can now choose hosts that do more than purchase offsets or credits if you are interested in "green" hosting