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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Ever since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans participate in this modern environmental movement. Coordinated around the world by the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is a yearly event that occurs on the 22nd of April. On this day, events are held worldwide to show support for environmental protection. After more than 40 years of this environmental celebration, more than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year. This has made it the largest…

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Welcome John Kearns!

Welcome John Kearns!

Name:  John Kearns Title: VP of Accounting When and where you graduated from: I graduated from LSU in 2005 in Accounting and 2006 in Finance What are your Hobbies: Golf (Don’t play much), Video Games (Don’t play at all right now), and electronics (I pretty much use every top end phone or tablet that comes out). My main hobby right now is the CPA Exam. YAY!!!!! How are you connected to QRI?: Most of my family works here and I started working…

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When in Doubt, Don’t Throw it Out!

When in Doubt, Don’t Throw it Out!

Spring is here and a lot of you are doing your annual cleaning routine. When cleaning, it is important to take into account the environment. Household items that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or relative ingredients can harm the environment if they are not disposed of properly. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deems these items to be household hazardous waste (HHW). Here is a list of items that you should take special precaution with when disposing: Paint Batteries Cleaners Oils…

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Environmental Education Week – Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Environmental Education Week – Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Today we are kicking off Environmental Education Week! QRI will be featuring blog topics all week on how to be environmentally conscious and efficient.  If you are an educator, you may visit www.eeweek.org  for classroom topics and ideas. With spring here and summer quickly approaching it is time to get ahead of the game with making sure your home is energy efficient. These simple tips can help keep your home cooler while saving money and preserving the earth’s energy resources. Seal…

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Happy 4th of July – Stay Safe

Happy 4th of July – Stay Safe

Tomorrow marks one of the most celebrated holidays in America – Independence Day!  It is important to remember to always stay safe, especially when using fireworks. Here are a few safety tips to keep your holiday fun, memorable and accident free. – Wear safety glasses whenever using fireworks. – Alcohol and fireworks don’t mix! – Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal in your area, do not use them. – Fireworks should only be used outdoors. – Never use…

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Garden Update – Fresh Veggies

Garden Update – Fresh Veggies

It has been almost two months since we started our vegetable garden. It is amazing to see  how our small little plants have grown and produced fresh veggies and such flavorful herbs! So far we have been able to pick our squash, green bell peppers, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Here is a recipe for Tomato Basil Chicken from Menu Musing that a co-worker made using our cherry tomatoes and basil. Delicious! Have any suggestions or tips for our garden? Make…

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National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) partnered to designate March 3-9, 2013, as National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and is calling upon all Americans to Be a Force of Nature.                                             QRI is committed to Being a Force of Nature and pledges to do so by: knowing our risk, taking action, and being an example for our families and community by sharing the steps we took. Because we live in an area prone…

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Welcome Us to the World of Blogging

Welcome Us to the World of Blogging

Quaternary Resource Investigations, L.L.C. (QRI), established in 1986, is a multifaceted environmental consulting company that specializes in geophysical assessments, drilling, remediation, and construction services. QRI excels at assisting government, industry and private-sector clients in matters that demand innovative thinking with a team that is dedicated to providing quality results in a safe and timely manner with significant cost savings. We hope that our blog is a resource for clients, fans, and partners to stay abreast on what QRI is doing…

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