Category Archives: water conservation

We Built a Wall

My sister and her husband have started a new business.  I’ll let her explain: We Built a Wall….  Not all walls are built to keep things in our out.  For years now I have wanted a green wall. Also for … Continue reading

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Amigos por Agua

  Amigos por Agua Imagine what it would be like to have running water for the first time in your life.  The feeling of sheer joy and exhilaration.  That’s exactly what these kids, residents of Chinandega, Nicaragua are feeling.   … Continue reading

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Plastic-Free Life

[Fruits for a plastic-free life unite.] Plastic-Free Life I think I’m just one of those people that needs a mission.  This week I decided that if I’m ever going to even approach a Zero Waste Life, I need to find … Continue reading

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Be Like Water

Be Like Water When I was born, I shared the water on this planet with just over 3 billion people.  Today, I’m sharing it with 7.7 billion and growing — at a rate of 85 million people per year — … Continue reading

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P3

P3 The Ancient Romans knew that if all roads were eventually going to lead to Rome that they were going to need a little outside help in making it happen.  Creating or redesigning large public works systems is no easy, … Continue reading

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World Water Day

WORLD WATER DAY Today, March 22, is World Water Day. [photo by Stacey Lazos] Not to be a downer, but water statistics suck. By 2050 we will have more plastic in the ocean than fish which is going to be … Continue reading

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When Fish Poop Feeds the World

When Fish Poop Feeds the World If you or your kids have ever won a goldfish at a carnival, chances are you took it home and stuck it in a glass bowl where it swam happily for years.  We had … Continue reading

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Water Wars

Water Wars        How’s this? In the future we will fight wars for water. Sound plausible or more like SciFi? Probably no one really thought we’d fight a war for oil, but then Iraq happened and that strange … Continue reading

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Are You Secure?

Are You Secure? I’ve been asked to blog for my friends over at the Global Water Alliance in Philadelphia, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving water conditions both locally and worldwide.  The experience and talent they bring to their jobs … Continue reading

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Slipcover the World

Slipcover the World If given the choice, most people would not wash their hands with a pesticide even if it assured them a squeaky clean, bacteria-free experience. Yet every day in kitchens and bathrooms across America, people are unwittingly doing … Continue reading

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