Tag: water footprint

How Better Meat Can Mean Less Meat… and More Water

Written by | March 18th, 2013

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If you’re a meat lover, making the conversion to vegetarianism might seem impossible. But “Meatless Mondays” are a straightforward choice that can allow you to reduce your meat consumption AND conserve water.

The Quickest, Easiest Way to Save Water

Written by | October 9th, 2012

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You can offset your entire home water use by changing just one meal per week. Surprised? Get the data on water conservation from a scientist.

20 Days of H2O

Written by | March 2nd, 2012

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We’re raising awareness of just how much water we really use in our daily lives through our 20 Days of H2O campaign, culminating in a celebration on World Water Day on March 22.

Global Water Scarcity: Can We Solve It?

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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A new study offers the most comprehensive look at global water shortages to date. Find out what’s causing the water problem — and if we can solve it — from freshwater expert & optimist Brian Richter.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Britain’s rarest spider is set for a comeback. (Wired)
  2. By going organic, poultry farms can cut the amount of “super-bug” bacteria in a single generation by nearly five times. (Scientific American)
  3. Want to go car-free? Step 1: Get rid of your car. (Grist)
  4. China has reopened the legal wild-cat-skin trade. (Mongabay)
  5. You’re probably familiar with carbon and maybe water footprints, but have you ever heard of a plastic footprint? (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 9

Written by | September 9th, 2010

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What’s a water footprint? How can talking reduce deforestation? All this and more in today’s cool green news:

  1. The world’s smallest seahorse could become a casualty of the BP oil spill. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Water footprinting may be more complex than carbon, but The Nature Conservancy and Coca Cola are showing how it can be done. (GreenBiz)
  3. Only in California can Republican candidates face fury for opposing climate change laws. (The Vine)
  4. Waterbirds don’t seem to care if their wetland habitat was built to filter sewage. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Satellite data+in-person interviews with locals=less deforestation? (Mongabay)
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