Monday, May 5, 2008

In Recognition - Chuck Ward, Planning and Zoning

Some of you may have caught the Daily Times article and editorial about Salisbury-Wicomico Planning and Zoning Department member, Chuck Ward, who converted a diesel car to one consuming waste vegetable oil along with the diesel. His estimate, as reported by the Daily Times, is that out of 100 miles of driving, he runs only 10-12 miles on the diesel fuel and the rest on the vegetable oil collected from a restaurant. Chuck is also spear-heading some forward-thinking energy alternatives in Chincoteague where he resides.

While he stated that fuel prices drove his decision to pursue the personal alternative, it's obvious that Chuck has the kind of environmental and budgetary initiative of which we all could use more. We wanted to take a moment to recognize that initiative.