I’m pleased to announce that we’ve chosen a winner at random for the Taking on Water Challenge! Rebecca Rubin will receive an autographed copy of Taking on Water: How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (Without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found [...]
by Wendy J. Pabich
“We all know that available, clean freshwater is becoming increasing scarce. This is a problem for people, ecosystems, businesses, and communities.
For women around the globe, water stress is especially problematic. Women collectively spend hundreds of millions of hours each day gathering water for domestic use. Girls often [...]
In this country, on average, we each use 99 gallons of water per day directly in our homes for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and watering our gardens and yards. Yet, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Our real water use comes in the way of water embedded in the food, clothing, energy, [...]
Water is getting scarce. This year has brought extreme drought, low snow packs, and record low stream flows in a number of river systems. We see Las Vegas waging water war with the open ranch lands to the north, Atlanta in protracted battles with downstream states over its primary water supply at [...]
I’m thrilled to share with you the launch of my new book, Taking on Water: How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana. It will be in bookstores on September 18th, but is available for pre-order from a number [...]
Food: Don't Waste It. Photo by "Lilszeto"
The blogosphere is showing recent interest in curbing our food waste. A Grist story suggests the average American family of four throws out an estimated $130-$175 per month in spoiled and discarded food. Money, as they point out, that’s going into the garbage or compost [...]
I’m thrilled to share news of my new book deal! Stay tuned:
May 3, 2011, Non-fiction: Memoir
Environmental scientist and founder of Water Futures, Wendy Pabich, Ph.D.’s TAKING ON WATER: How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana, the author’s humorous and inspiring [...]
All foods are not created equal. As we know, the average American diet has become increasingly filled with processed foods full of added fats and sugars, and heavy on meat and dairy products. Data from USDA and Civil Eats suggests that of the more than 2,600 calories consumed daily, added fats come in [...]