When plastic and toxic chemicals make their way into the water, they don’t stay put. All the more reason to do what we can to stop water pollution now!
Author: Becky Striepe
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We know that we need clean, safe drinking water in order to survive, but where does our water come from, and how can we kep it clean? This video from Ecojustice Canada explains what “source water” is and what we can do to keep dangerous chemicals out of our water supply.
If you’re a regular reader here, you know that we are not fans of bottled water. This infographic sums up several the major issues with bottled water, and we’ve got some tips to help you kick the bottle!
We talk a lot about water conservation and keeping our waterways healthy and clean around here, but I don’t think we focus as much on the why’s. Of course, we need clean drinking water to live and we want to protect our world’s ecosystems, but it’s always refreshing to hear from folks who are out there on the ground (or, in this case, in the oceans) talk about why this is so important.
In this inspiring talk, Arjen Weijers from Sea Shepherds talked about what they do and why it’s critical to our future.
As our world’s population surpasses 7 billion, we are beginning to use fresh water faster than our rate of population growth.
The Great Lakes isn’t the only area in the U.S. facing water shortages. In fact, lately it seems like there are more areas dealing with shortage or drought than not. We all need to change our habits to conserve water now, before the situation becomes even more critical. Here are some ideas to get you started!
We’ve talked here before about how hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” threatens clean drinking water, but fracking also requires quite a bit of water to execute. In drought-stricken Texas, local water districts are starting to restrict natural gas companies’ fracking operations because of the strain it puts on the water supply.
In the horn of Africa, drought has been a way of life for decades. Lack of water makes it nearly impossible to grow food in many areas, and children in the area suffer from malnutrition. In this video, you can see how one charitable organization is helping villages in East Africa farm and feed themselves, using rainwater harvesting and irrigation techniques.
Atlanta isn’t the only area in the U.S. facing extreme drought conditions. Many states in the Southeast and Southwest are having the very same problem. But what can we, as individuals, do to reduce our water consumption during times of drought?
Saving water directly is an important way to conserve, but did you know that electricity uses billions of gallons of water every year?
We know that you can conserve water around the home and at work directly, but what about through our food choices?
In this video from Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, the folks at Grey Water Action talk about how you can use grey water in your home to rely less on the water grid, or even to disconnect entirely.