March 22, 2011

The Cycle of Insanity

Today is World Water Day! Check out this video by Surfrider Foundation about our broken water cycle.

World Water Day was founded in 1993 by the United Nations as a global observance that highlights the need for the care and management of the world’s water resources. Millions — mostly women and children — walk an average of 6K per day to collect water. This year’s theme — “Urban Water Usage” — highlights the ongoing challenges we face as urban populations continue to grow.

Chance to Win Levi’s® Brand Water

The first 50 people who join Surfrider Foundation on World Water Day, March 22, 2011 at $150 or greater, will receive a voucher for a pair of Levi’s® brand Water<Less™ jeans. Renewals count, too. If you join, renew, or donate for $25 or more on that day, you’ll receive a limited edition World Water Day Nalgene reusable bottle!

Photo: Surfrider Foundation

15 Easy Ways to Reduce Water Waste.

If you’re on twitter today, you can help raise awareness by using the hashtags #WWD and #WorldWaterDay

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Charlotte Mar 22, 2011 10:22am

Thanks for this, and for the 15 ways to save water. Great reminders all. A few years ago I replaced my ancient, ailing top loading washing machine with a front loader. It uses 20 percent of the water that my top loader used, plus here in Utah, I got $75 each from the gas company and the power company for buying a machine that is also energy efficient.

Another great way to save water is to install a drip system for watering your veggies and flowers. It's an easy DIY project that saves lots of water. I installed a drip system for my vegetable garden 13 years ago and just replaced it last year, but only because it needed to be reconfigured to accommodate some new raised beds. With a drip system, there is far less waste through evaporation and you can target the drippers to water only what needs to be watered. This also reduces weeds…yay!

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