Photo courtesy of Britt Udesen (aka Idaho Squatcher). See her videos on YouTube.
If you have a carbon footprint, you also have a water footprint. While the idea of calculating your carbon footprint has caught on and carbon calculators are all the rage (for good reason), few are paying attention [...]
To honor World Water Day, my husband and I cooked a low water dinner. Given that meat products are so water heavy, it was an easy first decision to plan a vegetarian meal. In his book, The Green Blue Book, Thomas M. Kostigen tells us that substituting even one hamburger for [...]
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22nd the World Day for Water. Each year since, this day has been one to celebrate clean water and commit to providing access to clean water and sanitation for all. For most of us, this year’s theme, Water for cities: responding to [...]
While Jennifer Aniston’s sexy video-gone-viral – in which she does a fabulous job peddling bottled Smart Water — may have been entertaining (I admit to laughing and to some long-ago allegiance to Friends), it is a pity she didn’t put her womanly wiles to much higher use. Instead, why not shout out the [...]
Who knew it was Fix A Leak Week? Running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water in your home each year. Nationwide, our houses leak more than 1 trillion gallons of water, or enough drinking water for 5 million people. The US Environmental Protection Agency [...]
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Japanese people.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, woodblock print by Japanese artist, Hokusai (1830-33). Thought to be a tsunami or a large okinami — “wave of the open sea”.
This is the first time in human history that most of the world’s population lives in cities: 3.3 billion people …and the urban landscape continues to grow.
38% of the growth is represented by expanding slums, while the city populations are increasing faster than city infrastructure [...]
Source: EOL Encyclopedia of Life
Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) studies nature’s best – its models, systems, processes, and elements, and emulates or takes inspiration from these designs to solve human problems. Mother Nature is our best guide, showing us how to harness solar energy like a [...]
Source: Visual Economics
Americans have the largest water footprints in the world. (For those of you who haven’t heard the news, see What’s Your Water Footprint?) We consume, on average, more than 600,000 gallons per person annually through the foods we eat (think steak, 343 gallons per serving), beverages [...]