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.

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VOSS Water

Green (Living) Review

This is water, period, however much you wish to wrap it up in a designer bottle. The Voss water (or VOSS, if they had their way) is named after an unrelated Norwegian town and the water in the bottle is said to come from Iveland, in Southern Norway, and is supposed to be very special.

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Diet Water

Green (Living) Review

Water, is water, is water. So how can you have “diet water”? Well, water does. Any potable, that is to say, drinkable, water. There is no such thing as “Diet Water”. green living green living tips water

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Acorn Woodpeckers Drinking Sugar Water?

10,000 Birds

You probably know that I live where we have many, many woodpeckers. One of the most abundant woodpeckers in Oak Run , where I live, is the Acorn Woodpecker ( Melanerpes formicivorus ).

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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.

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Co-op unveils 50% recycled plastic bottles for own-brand water

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Cop-op has announced that all of its own-brand water bottles will be switched to contain 50% recycled plastic, as part of a plan to "test the water" on how shoppers will react to a change in design.

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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. We are water.

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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.

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Central Waters Brewing Company: Brewhouse Coffee Stout

10,000 Birds

But it is a good one: Brewhouse Coffee Stout is a specialty release brewed by Central Waters Brewing Company of Amherst, Wisconsin using coffee roasted in-house by Emy J’s Coffee House and Café in nearby Stevens Point. Central Waters Brewing Company: Brewhouse Coffee Stout.

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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 second plus point is that the Kiera watering can looks great and works a treat.

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.

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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.

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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? water supplies. Common contaminants in tap water. How can I make sure my water is clean?

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Walking for Water

Conservancy Talk

Sarah Davidson is the International Water Policy Advisor at The Nature Conservancy. But, more importantly, it was exciting to be surrounded by people who realize water is central to the daily lives of everyone on our planet. Do you know where your water comes from ?

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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.

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Transformable water bottle Dopper supports clean drinking water projects

Green (Living) Review

Dopper is a Cradle-to-Cradle water bottle company that is bringing clean water to Nepal. Yes, the bottle is plastic but it will still replace thousands of plastic water bottles that an individual would otherwise use. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) © Dopper Meet Dopper!

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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5 Arguments against bottled “mineral water”

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Tap water costs almost nothing and comes conveniently out of the tap (or faucet, as our American cousins call it). Still most people buy water in bottles. Bottled (mineral) water is not as clean as claimed Water is clean, fresh and healthy.

Global Change and Urban/Agriculture Competition for Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

More than 1 in 4 cities could have water shortages by 2050 even if they had first priority for water. Climate Change Climate Nature + People Urban Conservation Water

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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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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. And you can’t reduce the regional impact of water by saving it in another place. Does running water improve the process?

Nestlé is draining Pakistan to sell us bottled water

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé is draining developing countries to produce its bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources before forcing its people to buy their own water back. Who in their right mind is going to buy a bottle of tap water at the rate of $1.50

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. Water Filter - Reverse Osmosis.

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WATER, WATER NOWHERE

Green (Living) Review

The very real danger of global water shortages is once again an immediate concern on World Water Day. One billion people still lack access to safe drinking water and more than two billion people lack access to adequate sanitation despite some claims that the millennium development goals for water have been reached. The world’s population has now passed 7 billion people; this is 7 billion consumers of a finite yet vital and life giving resource - water.

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Snapple?? Lemonade Bottle to Reusable Water Bottle

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Those bottles (and there are also others), a valuable resource, are routinely tossed away by people without as much as a second thought, are the ideal candidates for upcycling into reusable water bottles.

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 [.].

Nina Talks Writing and Water on "Liquid Lunch" That Channel TV

The Alien Next Door

I recently appeared on That Channel to discuss the writing process and my upcoming book on water called "Water Is.", books consciousness ecology environment interviews magic of water nina munteanu the meaning of water water in space Water Is.

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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.

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America's new found beverage love. Water

Green (Living) Review

In its place we find a favorite for much of history, namely plain old H2O, also known simply as water. This myth is, however, being perpetuated by the bottled water suppliers, including soda companies such as Coca Cola and Pepsi. And who are the greatest water bottlers?

Building A Compost Water Heater For Hot Water Abundance

Green (Living) Review

The Pain Mound is a large pile of woody biomass, aka mulch. Invented by French farmer Jean Pain in the 1970s, it is made of woodchips and sawdust, surrounded by a ring of hay bales for structure and insulation. As the Pain Mound decomposes, heat is produced and harnessed using a hydronic loop.

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Budgerigars need water!

10,000 Birds

Both of these species have left the ephemeral lake where they were due to the fact that the rains have not come and there is very little water left at all. Any source of water in such a dry area of Australia is worth stopping and checking out and as we approached an Australian Bustard flew off after taking a drink. Budgerigars are very nervous in the wild and always use the “safety in numbers” strategy around water.

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World Tap Water Week

Green (Living) Review

The Green Thing invented this new tradition called World Tap Water Week because, as they said, it's high time the world celebrated humble, tasty tap for the everyday hero that it is. There is nothing special about mineral water or bottled water. Same as tap water.

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Megahome Water Distiller – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Megahome Water Distiller from J D Harris Ltd Do you live in an area with hard water? Are you concerned about the possibility fluoride or other nasties in your tap water? Or is your water source not healthy?

The Way of Water (La natura dell’acqua)

The Alien Next Door

Water is a shape shifter. She's been standing for an hour in the queue for the public water tap. “La The Way of Water” is a near-future vision that explores the nuances of corporate and government corruption and deceit together with resource warfare.

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The Way of Water (La natura dell’acqua)

The Alien Next Door

Water is a shape shifter. She's been standing for an hour in the queue for the public water tap. “La The Way of Water” is a near-future vision that explores the nuances of corporate and government corruption and deceit together with resource warfare.

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How Nature Can Improve China’s Water Quality

Conservancy Talk

But as I met with the Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) volunteer leaders recently in China, water pollution was another big topic of discussion. We recently published our findings in a report called the China Urban Water Blueprint.

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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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Field Research: Water Conservation in California

Environmental Economics

  Then I observed the extent of the water shortage on the island:     Finally I observed the economic solution to the water shortage.  for water at lunch. Spending a few days visiting family in Southern California. 

Lilac Water. {Recipe}

Elephant Journal

Food Green Health & Wellness aroma therapy edible flowers garden homemade drink lilac waterIt gives a beautiful aroma to the room, looks cheerful and tastes dreamy.

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Why reusables are better, even when water is scarce

Green (Living) Review

Large amounts of water are used to produce the very disposables that are supposed to be reducing the amount of water we use. drought reusables water usageIt's important to think "single purchase," not "single use."

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