GreenTalk Radio Sean Daily speaks to Denise Russo of Thirst Aid Live. The lack of clean, safe drinking water is presently one of the most critical issues for much of the world’s population, and a full-blown crisis for many of the world’s poor nations. Consider this staggering fact: According to UNICEF and the UN, on […]
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Last March leaders and concerned citizens came from around the world to the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey. The city, which spans the great Bosphorus, existing in both Europe and Asia, has served as capital of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire and is the European Capital of Culture […]
The 2009 Stockholm Water Prize, the water worldâ€™s equivalent of the Nobel, was awarded to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of the Sulabh Sanitation Movement in India and whose work is known worldwide for advancement and focus in the areas of public health, social progress and human rights. He has done extensive work since founding […]
In recent years, Nestle has been hard fought by communities across the country over bottled water plants, as citizens are concerned that local aquifers will be depleted.Â From Washington to California, towns have been divided and long battles fought as the maker of Perrier, Poland Spring, S. Pellegrino, and Arrowhead bottled waters plans to expand.Â […]
How do you celebrate your relationship to the natural world? The Great River Arts organization has asked close to 100 artists to interpret and question their relationship to Water and the results are slated for exhibition in early August. H2O: Film on Water is a video art show meant to prompt artists and audiences alike […]
The environmental watchdog Greenpeace has gone after Trader Joe’s with a snarky campaign called Traitor Joe’s, complete with a website, a Traitor Joe’s Twitter account, and a singing fish telegram for consumers to let the company know how they feel about the store’s unsustainable seafood policies. According to the latest Sustainable Seafood Scorecard from Greenpeace, […]
New Belgium Brewery, best known for brewing great beer, like Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat, and for the massive traveling bike carnival Tour de Fat, is also a leader in corporate water sustainability and donating to water advocacy groups. The company’s Skinny Dip campaign helps to promote and provide financial support for groups working to […]
Chicago wants to be the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics.Â One way the Windy City is trying to stand out from the other candidate cities is by hosting “Blue-Green” games.
The Army Corps of Engineers has decided all trees must be removed that are 15 feet from a levee.Â The corps is worried tree roots could weaken levees meant to protect low elevation communities.Â Of course, the corps’ record is marred with mistakes when it comes to safeguarding communities from catastrophic floods, like New Orleans.
The Coca Cola company has invested over $1 billion dollars building a market for its products in India, but the company’s welcome has been less than effervescent, considering the contentious issues raised by the company’s business practices.
Imagine if someone came into your neighborhood, blew up a few buildings, took what they wanted and dumped the toxic debris into your drinking water. What would you do?
Since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro, World Oceans Day has been celebrated on June 8; however, the designation was not part of an official United Nations resolution. That has all changed: In paragraph 171 of its resolution 63/111 on oceans and the law of the sea, the General Assembly resolved that, as […]