A History of OARS

Omega-Alpha Recycling Systems and its ouroboric logo were conceived on a sojourn from central Pennsylvania to Boston just before I moved to a hillside farm in West Virginia in late 1978. While at times I have managed to interest friends, family, helpers, employees, associates, students and teachers in participating in these efforts, OARS' history is largely my own.

ACT 79 Conference in Washington DC, presenting the OARS approachOmega-Alpha Recycling Systems' coming out occurred at the ACT '79 conference and roadshow in Washington, DC. Here, with the help of Alex Fazio, a fellow Peace Corps-Nepal Volunteer, I presented an overview of OARS' approach Scale model of the Draco 1 system installed in West Virginiaand a scale model of the Draco I system to be installed in West Virginia during the next spring and summer.






I include my curriculum vitae and resume which delineate most of my efforts in academia, grantsmanship, entrepreneurship, construction, non-profit activities, and travel. Nearly all of this has been done to further the cause of sustainability and in hopes of mitigating some of the problems my sons and all others will be facing as we make the great transition from the profligate fossil fuel age.


History of OARS Carbon Cycle & Climate Chaos Soil Grownth vav Development Intro to OARS Approach History of OARS Carbon Cycle & Climate Chaos Soil Grownth vav Development
Intro to Ag Systems Intro to Semi-Cycle Returns Intro to Anaerobic Digestion Human Exploitation of AD OARS Manifestations Final Notes
China Elsewhere in Asia United States
Draco I Draco II Draco III Possibilities
Springcreek Elementary School Greenhouse Container Digester
Introduction to Tire Machine
Tire Road Tires in the Garden Other Tire Uses
About the Homebase Floor Plan The Drive In Walk Around Outside Walk Around Inside