The Ecovillage Movement and Rainwater Harvesting

Many cities and towns around the world demonstrate that the economic crisis is connected to ecological and social disaster. There are many groups that are trying to develop and build alternative ways of harvesting water so that people can become less dependent on money and the government. Ecovillages and rainwater harvesting help in the quest to cooperate with nature and become autonomous. Ecovillages allow you to live with less money and more happiness. They show that the earth’s water balance can be restored and conventional systems [...]

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The Absurdity of Transporting Bottled Water

Transported bottled water ranks near the top of the list of wasteful and inefficient things in modern life.

The trend of buying individually packaged bottles of water instead of simply turning on the tap has its roots in the soda bottling companies. Capitalizing on public fears about water quality, the began to market bottled water along with their manufactured soft drinks. Quite often, that water is no different than the tap water that costs pennies per year to supply.

Not only is bottled water a waste of money, it’s [...]

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Clean Water vs. the Desire for Profit

Conventional wisdom may suggest that the pollution of water sources is beneficial to businesses. However, this is not necessarily the case. Below are a few reasons why clean water can actually help a business’s bottom line.

Less Legal Liability

One thing that can certainly destroy a company is a class-action law suit. If a water source becomes contaminated due to the production processes of a company, the contaminated water can go on to hurt the people living in surrounding areas. Those people can certainly sue, and the final tab for the [...]

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Water Waste in the Food Industry

Water waste in the food industry is a subject that needs to come to everyone’s attention. It is a serious problem that does not seem to be brought up in most discussions about the food industry. I cannot speak for the manufacturing side, but having worked on the retail side, I know how much water goes down the drain unused.

Water is wasted more often in the retail fast food industry than in most other sectorsof food service. There are more pots, pans, and dishes used here and [...]

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A Brief History of Global Water Pollution

Water pollution is as old as waste itself, and dates back to well before recorded human history. Moving bodies of water in particular have long been regarded as easy and harmless ways for individuals and even entire communities or civilizations to dispose of their waste and pollution. For millions of years, the impact upon the environment was negligible, as human populations were still small and the waste they generated tended to be organic and treated naturally by the bodies [...]

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The War Against Bottled Water in Canada

Bottled water has been an extremely popular concept in the world for decades now. People in the United States of America are obsessed with their bottled water and continue to purchase this product far more than they actually bother using their sinks at home. Bottled water has become a multi-billion dollar industry over the years, although some activists in certain countries have been fighting this trend for a long time now. Canadians are starting to wake up and smell the roses when it comes to looking at how bottled water affects their great and prosperous nation. They [...]

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War vs. Polluted Water: Which Is Deadlier?

Water is life and humans need it to survive. It constitutes about 60 percent of the total body weight. Without it, human beings would die. Since it is a vital fluid required by the body, it should be very clean for human consumption. Water can be polluted by broken sewers and impurities in the ground. Some substances such as chlorine are added to the water to kills harmful substances but the chlorine itself can cause cancer or bind with other water pollutants to form toxic compounds.Didn’t catch that? This explains it.
War always results in fatalities [...]

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Tips for Starting a Community Garden

If you’re interested in starting a community garden in your area to improve environmental awareness and bring your neighborhood together, we commend you. Getting everyone out of the house and away from their football on http://www.Direct.TV/ satellite or their romance novels is a great way to foster awareness and communityhere are some tips:
Talk to a Rep: If you’ve got neighborhood representatives or even a local congressman talk to them about funding for your garden. Go [...]

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Plastic Waste: Polluting Rivers, Lakes, Oceans

Water is the most valuable resource on this planet. Although most of the planet is covered in water, most of it is not for human consumption. The worlds population is rising, leading to a shortfall in drinkable water. The United Kingdom issues hose pipe bans across the country during hot weather to preserve water supplies. Fresh drinking water tables below the land are shrinking every year.

In most major cities, 90 of water from the faucet is recycled. Without recycling water, the human race would already be on the brink of [...]

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Demand For Water Outpaces Supply within 20 Years

The abuse of water supplies has been replenishing fresh water reserves over the past century. The overuse of limited aquifers and pollution of fresh water sources is quickly depleting the available water resources. With a water shortage comes many consequences. These may include food shortages and crop devastation as water resources are squeezed to the last drop.
Protecting our water resources from this looming disaster will require a change in how we use this precious resource. Agriculture is the number [...]

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