The Cycle of Insanity

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Mar 22, 2011
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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


About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


2 Responses to “The Cycle of Insanity”

  1. Charlotte says:

    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!

  2. […] look presentable. Hell with all that nonsense! (Oh, such suburban problems I have. And to think millions of women and children have to walk miles every day just to get water.) But it would be good for me. […]