- Puma, the shoe and sportswear company, calculated their debt to Planet Earth and came up with $185,000,000 in impacts on ecosystems in 2010. And this is only one company’s share…
- In this era of video games, a new study says that computer-supported games and role plays can help teach water management to students and city planners.
- Use this EPA WaterSense Calculator to estimate the water, energy, and money savings by installing WaterSense products.
- Finally, someone is thinking: Construction company uses reclaimed water for highway project instead of using drinking water from the nearest hydrant. Brillant and probably cheaper for the construction company.
- Nob Hill Haus became first house ever permitted for graywater system in Los Angeles. The lack of graywater reuse adoption in the U.S. is just baffling.
- Cities should promote recreation in urban waterways to their citizens. More promotion will hopefully bring more attention to pollution in the waterways.
- Portland has never fluoridated its water but will start adding fluoride to its water in 2014. Fluoridation has become controversial due to its adverse health effects. I bet Portland don’t have more dental cavities than others.
- Gutter manufacturer launches a rainwater harvesting microsite but the picture on front page has a major no-no. Can you spot it?
- Homeowners in Harare, Zimbabwe, were asked to flush their toilets at a specified time in order to help unblock sewers after severe water rationing period.
- Intel and Dow spend millions on public infrastructure upgrades that affect the bottom line at their facilities. Private funding for public infrastructure.
Video of the Week
#FirstWorldProblems is a hashtag that has gone viral recently with the addition of this video to the meme and it is making people mad. The #FirstWorldProblems initiative was created for WATERisLIFE, a non-profit organization addressing the lack of clean water for people around the world. People say that this video, by using the #FirstWorldProblems hashtag, reveals a lack of sensitivity or awareness about serious social and health concerns and the ways that social media users can help alleviate real problems.
Really?? I think this video is great since it points out the trivial things in our #FirstWorldLives and puts them into context. I think everyone needs a reality check every now-and-then, but this is coming from someone who served in the Peace Corps, living 2 years in the Surinamese rainforest, without electricity or running water.