Bottom Line on Bottled Water

Living Green & Saving Energy

Bottled water drinkers: I hope you are sitting down. Most consumers of bottled water think that their favorite aqueous refresher comes from a special place like a mountain spring or other natural source. easy green living tip how to go green saving water bottled water purified waterAfter all, the bottles have nice pictures of mountains and fast flowing streams. The names are very natural and pure-sounding, like Poland [.].

Aloe Vera Water Recipe

Hug a Tree with Me

By blending the Aloe Vera flesh with water and lemon, the texture loosens, making it a more drinkable consistency. Aloe Vera Water Recipe: Ingredients and Equipment: 1 cup of fresh Aloe Vera flesh. 2 cups of filtered water. How to consume: You can drink the aloe water on its own or incorporate it into your juices, smoothies and other recipes. Aloe water can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Solar Hot Water Heaters

Green Home Blog

Solar Hot Water Heaters. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make this change is with a solar water heater. Check out Apricus Solar Water Heaters , a Connecticut-based company that’s putting the sun’s energy to work for you. Why get a solar water heater? The EPA estimates that around 20% of all home energy use goes to heating water. Solar water heaters will also reduce your home energy bills.

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3 Ways To Avoid Water Waste At Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

California has just imposed the most stringent restrictions on water use in its history, so a reminder about ways to conserve water is timely. More than 70 percent of planet Earth is water. But do you know that less than 1 percent of all the water on earth is fresh water that we can actually consume? easy green living tip saving water conserve water save water sustainable water use

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Water pricing (sigh)

Environmental Economics

Eduardo Porter: Water is far too cheap across most American cities and towns. But what’s worse is the way the United States quenches the thirst of farmers, who account for 80 percent of the nation’s water consumption and for whom water costs virtually nothing. Adding to the challenges are the obstacles placed in the way of water trading. Markets are essential to ensuring that water, when it’s scarce, can go to the most valuable uses,” said Barton H.

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More on pricing water

Environmental Economics

Public appeals for reductions in energy and water use are ubiquitous. For political and jurisdictional reasons, it is often easier to mount a conservation campaign than raise energy or water prices in times of scarcity. But what impact do these interventions actually have on energy and water consumption?  The order  imposes mandatory water restrictions designed to achieve a 25 percent reduction in potable water use by urban residents.

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DIY watering can

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Transform a milk jug into a watering can This project will have you saving your milk container to create a kid- friendly watering can. Children love to water plants. Generally this is good news, and watering is a helpful chore the children can take on in the garden. Sometimes, though, overenthusiastic watering can be bad news – plants can become waterlogged and seedlings can rot away.

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Water Feature Visitors

10,000 Birds

We have a small water feature off our back porch. It’s probably about 300 square feet in size, holding maybe 2000 gallons of water. In addition to nest boxes around the property and bird feeders in the yard, the water feature is our most efficient wildlife magnet. Birds, in particular, can’t resist running water. The birds don’t just drink from various parts of the water feature, they bathe in it too!

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Why Filter Your Water?

Green Home Blog

Why Filter Your Water? What's in Your Water? Most of us are fortunate enough to have easy access to treated water, but is the water that comes from our taps really safe? Our water supply is dirtier than ever thanks to contamination from agriculture chemicals, industrial dumping, household cleaning products, and runoff from waste disposal sites. water supplies. Common contaminants in tap water. How can I make sure my water is clean?

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Holy Water Reflections

Nature Conservancy - Science

A faith leader’s views on clean water and why his faith community partnered with The Nature Conservancy. Ideas Water

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Launch of "Water Is." Celebrates Our Connection With Water

The Alien Next Door

Abbas Jivaji offers smudging in water blessing On June 12th, Councillor Jim Tovey, Mississauga Nation knowledge keeper Nancy Rowe and others helped me celebrate the launch of my long-awaited book "Water Is." with a water blessing of Mimico Creek and various water-engaging activities. The environmental event “celebrated water and our connection with it” at Islington Golf Course in Etobicoke. John Ambury, whose poem also appears in my book read "Moving Waters."

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My Dad, the Water Witch

Green Prophet

Take my dad for example – a water witch from Newmarket, Canada. Known as a water witch or dowser, Dad has been able to sense and track underground water sources for as long as he (and I) can remember. He does it by holding a fresh wishbone-shaped branch, preferably from a willow tree, and in doing this with his hands inverted in a certain way, he can “feel” water under his feet. But why would we need water witches? Our bodies urge to go back to the water.

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Diet Water

Green (Living) Review

Water, is water, is water. So how can you have “diet water”? let''s do the reality check again: Water = H2O, that is to say, two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen and that makes this wet stuff that we can drink, that we call water, wasser, aqua, pani, and so on, depending on the language. Well, water does. Any potable, that is to say, drinkable, water. There is no such thing as “Diet Water”.

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Simple water saving tips

Green Living Tips

The FAO has warned that within the next 20 years, two thirds of the earth's population could face serious water shortages. There are simple things that all of us can do to reduce our water usage. Pick up some tips

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Save Money Using Solar Hot Water Systems

Living Green & Saving Energy

solar energy solar panels benefits of solar panels solar water heating Everyone wants to make their money last longer and provide for more. Bills are going up. In fact, it seems that everything is going up except salaries. One way to save money and lower bills is to look into renewable energy sources for the home. And solar panels, even when requiring an up front investment, […].

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5 Ways To Use Air-Conditioner Water

Green Prophet

If you run an air conditioner, you have a source of water. Considered grey water, the condensation dripping from the a/c drain hose is free of chlorine, fluoride, salt and chemicals found in tap or pool water. A/c drip water isn’t safe for drinking, as you can’t determine how pure it is when it leaves the a/c unit. Being basically distilled water, it lacks the essential calcium, magnesium, and potassium obtained from ordinary water sources.

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Berkey Water Filter: What You Need to Know

Green Prophet

How about a non-electric Berkey Water Filter for your kitchen? This water filtration system, which also is an eye-catching addition to any counter, will be one of the best investments that you could make for your family. The Cleanest Water You Will Ever Drink.

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VOSS Water

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Well, first we had bottled water, still and sparkling, then more bottled water, followed by Smart Water (and please don't ask me what's smart about it), Vitamin Water (oh sh*t) and now, when we might have thought it could not get more stupid, along come Voss Water, in other words, designer water. This is water, period, however much you wish to wrap it up in a designer bottle.

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Diseases Caused by Water Pollution


We need to drink water. We also need clean water with which to wash viruses, bacteria and chemicals from our food and from our skin. And yet, around over 1 billion people do not have access to improved drinking water sources and around 2.4 And these diseases, manifesting in diarrhea and infections are only the more obvious illnesses caused by water pollution. Quick Navigation for Diseases Caused by Water Pollution. Water-washed diseases. Water Pollution

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How Clay Jugs Make Polluted Water Safe

Green Prophet

Cool, fresh drinking water. Westerners turn the faucet on and take it for granted that good water will flow out, but in many countries fresh water is a treasure, gained by hard work. But the water obtained may not be safe to drink. According to UNICEF and the World Health Organization’s 2009 report, diarrhoea, due in large part to the lack of safe drinking water, kills nearly 9 million children under age 5 every year. Cities health sustainable design water

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Simple Chamomile and Rose Water Facial Toner Recipe

Hug a Tree with Me

The simple toner recipe below combines chamomile tea with pure rose water. Rose water is the derivative of rose petals and distilled water – it provides a gentle cleanse while balancing the skin’s PH. Simple Chamomile and Rose Water Facial Toner Recipe. 1 cup hot water. ½ cup pure rose water. Face recipes Chamomile Rose water Toner

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What is Your Water Footprint?

Green Home Blog

What is Your Water Footprint? A water footprint, the new kid on the block, is pretty much the same in terms of average monthly or yearly use. Unlike carbon emissions, however, fresh water – once considered a bottomless resource – has recently been shown to be a very fragile element in the overall scope of elements needed for survival. And you can’t reduce the regional impact of water by saving it in another place. Does running water improve the process?

Watermark: the Meaning of Water.

The Alien Next Door

Xiaolangdi Dam, China Water has been on my mind a lot lately. It changed the way I look at water; I recall being fascinated by the sheer magnitude and power of it. It changed the way I look at water. The mark that water has left on me has been great. Water is all around us. We are made of mostly water. Here, in North America where water is generally plentiful, many of us tend to take it for granted. It changed the way I look at water.

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Water Rail at midday

10,000 Birds

As we crossed the bridge over the outflow from the lake in Mote Park, I glanced downstream and right in the middle of the flow on a mat of tangled debris, sat a Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus. As we watched, the rail skipped into the water and made its way to the edge. The Water Rail was just as confiding as it had been before. Birding Birds Water RailEach time I see a rail, it confounds the conventional wisdom that these are secretive, crepuscular birds.

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Sharing Water: How I Met the MacGyvers of Water Use

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Agriculture Endangered Species Native Plants Ranching Research WaterConservationists at The Nature Conservancy and the U. Forest Service are improving spring boxes so that ranchers can easily “turn off the faucet” when they’re not using it. Sometimes we can truly meet everyone’s needs with a little PVC pipe and a lot of ingenuity.

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How to Filter Water at Home

Green Home Blog

How to Filter Water at Home. Thanks to modern water treatment methods, most of us can turn on the faucet, start a load of laundry, or jump in the shower without worrying about where our water comes from. But the water that come to our home isn’t as clean as it could be – there are still chemicals that modern water treatment methods leave behind. Fortunately, there are a number of easy-to-use filtration systems that can keep your home water supply safe and clean.

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Water pricing, "free" markets and climate change

Environmental Economics

 In his NY Times front page piece today , he worries that California cities that encourage growth are exacerbating the "water crisis" by increasing demand during a drought that is likely to persist.  Farmers consume roughly 80% of the state's water.  A gallon of water is a gallon of water. Suppose that the Water Authorities raised the price of water for farmers so that it equals the price that urbanites pay.

Warka Water towers pull drinking water out of thin air

Green Prophet

Italian architect Arturo Vittori and his colleague Andreas Vogler designed a low-tech machine that can produce between 50 and 100 liters of clean drinking water daily, without electrical equipment and independent of land-based water sources. This inexpensive, easily assembled tower was designed specifically for rural communities in Ethiopia that lack access to safe drinking water. Warka water towers collect rainwater and extract clean water from fog and dew.

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Experimenting with Water Funds + Behavior Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can targeted, farm-level recommendations spark adoption at the scale needed to ensure the city of Nairobi a sustainable water supply? From the Field Ideas Agriculture Nature-based Solutions Soil Science TNC Science WaterTNC scientists are experimenting to find out.

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Money-Saving and Water-Saving Purchases for the Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

While saving energy provides the biggest bang for the buck, saving water should not be overlooked as an important step in permanently directing more money into your bank account and away from your local utility. Saving water in the [.]. easy green living tip green living saving energy saving money saving water conserve water green lifestyle Green living save energy save money save water shower

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Water Pollution Facts, Causes, Effects & Solutions


With water and then sunlight, came life. Human bodies are 60 percent water. . We need water. Our planet needs water to maintain life. Of the water that covers 70 percent of our planet, only 2.5 percent of that is fresh water and less than 1 percent is available to our exploding population. . Still, the United Nations suggests that we would have enough water for our population if it were evenly distributed and if it were clean. waters [10].

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Providing Fresh Water Is a Problem We Can Address Now

Living Green & Saving Energy

Water is a basic human need, and we often take it for granted. But nearly 1 billion people around the world don't have access to clean water for drinking and cooking, and as the world's population grows, the situation will worsen. Providing Fresh Water Is a Problem We Can Address Now. eco-innovation Green News saving water conserve water desalination fresh water save water water problem

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Is Maple Water the new Coconut Water?

Elephant Journal

Waylon talks with Founder of Vertical Water, Valentina Cugnasca, about her mission to help save the trees, while providing a delicious and nutritious beverage. This beverage might be a new drink fad, but it also might provide an economic incentive to keep more trees standing.

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Water Usage Facts

Green Home Blog

There are many things in life we take for granted, water being one of them. Usable water is decreasing faster than it can be replenished. It is assumed there is plenty of water to go around as it is a renewable resource, however, of all of Earth’s water, only 3% is fresh water – 97% salt water. We must consider how we can conserve water before it’s too late. used low-flow fixtures , we could save 2 trillion gallons of water each year!

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100+ Ways to Conserve Water

Green Prophet

You don’t have to have a million-dollar set up to save water. Follow the links to 100+ simple water-saving tips. Below you will find a link to a fantastic resource that provides a wonderful compilation of more than 100 water-saving tips , but that also lists dozens of conservation organizations and government agencies around the world that are trying like mad to cut down water waste. If you want to learn about recycling grey water , they’ve got you covered.

Living Green and Healthy: 6 Important Health Benefits from Clean Water

Living Green & Saving Energy

The need for clean water hardly requires explanation. Everyone has an inherent understanding of the value of uncontaminated water for drinking, cooking and washing. Beyond the obvious benefits of clean water to every day living, medical experts have validated some important health benefits as well. Here are six important reasons why clean water is good for your health as well as the environment.

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Efficient Lawn Watering Tips

Green Furniture Home Design

Lawns need a lot of care such as mowing, seeding and regular watering to maintain their natural beauty. Watering lawns is a very tricky process because they require a lot of water, especially if they are located in dry areas. It is therefore highly recommended to explore watering strategies that use less water but still keep the grass healthy. Watering lawns should not necessarily be done on a daily basis; lawns should be watered only when they need water.

Filter It: Clean Your Water Right

Green Home Blog

Filter It: Clean Your Water Right. Not long ago it was normal to fill a glass of cold, clear water from the kitchen tap for a refreshing beverage. Dangers lie hidden in many tap water systems. One of the easiest remedies for tap water safety is a filter. In addition, drinking filtered tap water can save an enormous amount of unnecessary waste that bottled water continues to reap on and from our planet. Disinfection of surface water supplies.

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Your Water on Drugs

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Clean Water Act focused on water pollution from human sewage outflow, which has now been markedly reduced across the nation. Later we realized that the effective control of water pollution also demands removal of nitrogen and phosphorus, derived from sewage degradation. Still, nitrogen and phosphorus are problematic, causing hypoxic zones to develop in lakes and coastal waters. Can Nature Take the Nasty Out of Your Drinking Water?

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Baltimore city fixes racial water injustice according to income

Green Prophet

If you are black and living in Baltimore you might not be able to afford your water. Some people feel they can’t afford to turn on the tap in some cities while others waste water away. A new bill in Baltimore, Maryland (US) aims to settle water injustice, making sure that a water bill will be adjusted to a family’s means. Privatization of water we learn should be an injustice that a city, state or country fights against.

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Water closet

Environmental Economics

The best idea everyone hates (i.e., a higher tax on gasoline): TODAY, Barack Obama unveiled the latest set of presidential proposals for reducing oil imports, strengthening the economy, and cutting emissions. Nearly everything he proposed is old hash; American leaders have been dutifully acting out this bit of theatre since the Nixon administration.

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Reusable water bottle choices

Green Living Tips

HTML clipboardDisposable water bottles are out, reusable water bottles are in. It's great news for the environment; but what sort of refillable water bottle should you choose and why

Keira Watering Can – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Keira watering can is of a very snazzy and funky design which is beautiful but also practical and useable. The Keira watering can is the first and only 2 liter, 5 liter and 10 liter stackable watering can in the world and the design concept enables easy transportation, storage and positioning inside stores. The second plus point is that the Kiera watering can looks great and works a treat.