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Alternatives to Bottled Water & Soda

By Larraine Roulston : A jaw dropping moment for me was hearing, “Buy Bottled Water.”What!! Why would anyone want to pay extra to drink water that has been stored in plastic? Clean drinking water is a human right with governments being held accountable to keep it that way. With very few exceptions, municipal tap …

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Water Conservation Tips

By Fredrica Syren: Along with other signs of global warming — rising temperatures and years of drought — there is now limited water left left in California. As of April 1st, due to this severe water shortage, there is a mandatory water restriction. Unfortunately, California is not alone with this problem, …

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Recycling Grey Water

By Kim Robson: What Is Grey water? Grey water is the wastewater from shower drains, baths, sinks and washing machines. Unlike black water, which is sewage from the toilet, grey water can be used for watering houseplants, landscaping, or even flushing the toilet; so it’s a recyclable resource. Instead of …

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California Has About One Year of Water Left

By Larraine Roulston: Parched landscapes and acres of dormant orange trees emphasize the dire predicament in California, with its groundwater and snowpack levels at an all-time low. Its reservoirs have approximately one year of water remaining with the state relying on rainfall as its sole contingency. Since record keeping began …

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Hidden Water Uses

By Kim Robson: Did you know that approximately 90% of all fresh water is used by agriculture (70%) and industry (20%), leaving just 10% for domestic use? The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is urging coordinated action to reduce the amount of “hidden water” used in food and drink production …

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Tapping Towards Solutions–Water Preservation

By Larraine Roulston: Having enough water to meet our daily needs is something most people take for granted. From protecting our local groundwater to protecting the oceans, we must embrace water with gratitude and work hard to develop a set of moral principles concerning our essential resource. The average Canadian uses …

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Understanding Our Drinking Water

By Asha Kreiling Water is essential. Our bodies cannot function without it. Our bodies obtain our daily water needs from the liquid in fruits, vegetables, juices, beverages, etc.; but plain water is the best and simplest means of hydration. Due to concerns over municipal tap water quality or simply because …

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Coconut Water — Bottoms Up!

By Fredrica Syren In Maui, where we just vacationed, coconuts grow everywhere, and many places sell drinking coconuts. It’s basically an immature coconut with a straw in it so you can drink the water inside. For drinking purposes, coconuts are harvested from the trees when they are still young and green. It’s one of …

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Captured Rainwater and the Government

 By Kim Robson For those of us living in dry, arid areas, every rain shower is a blessing from the skies. Our gardens get watered. Leaves and rocks are washed clean. Everything is fresh and renewed. But so much of that rainwater runs into gutters and out to sea, wasted. …

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The Gulf of Mexico, Two Years Later

By Asha Kreiling It’s hard to forget the disastrous explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that occurred on April 20th, 2010. The event seemed to occupy news broadcasts and web pages with tragic images of oil spewing nonstop for three months, spreading across thousands of miles of ocean and …

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