From the University of the District of Columbia: “UDC Releases Bottled vs Tap Water Taste Test Results” (Green Living DC)
This photo, of any empty bottle water aisle in Washington, D.C. is a bit disappointing, if completely predictable. My solution, based on more than a few times through a hurricane, is to keep a covered dutch oven full of water on the stove, the electric kettle full and a pitcher in the fridge. And I’ll… Continue reading Water, before the hurricane
Those who know me personally know I’m trying to learn Esperanto. Here’s a good reason! Ne trinku botelakvon! That is, “I don’t need plastic bottles” and “Don’t drink bottled water!”
Good news today for D.C water. It’s often reviled for having poor quality and worse taste; indeed, I get kidded for bypassing the office filter for the tap. But in a blind taste test, the local tap just beat bottled water and many people have no opinion. (My thought, cold water will beat tepid water,… Continue reading D.C. water — tastes good (as bottled)
Good D.C. news: MOM’s Organic, a small D.C.-based grocery chain is giving up on bottled water. Details from the Washington Post, via Tapit.
A great video; a follow up to The Story of Stuff. The video is more than eight minutes long, so I suspect it’s use is best for those who are already convinced to make a case, rather than sugesting your indifferent friends to watch it. The matching site also has other resources, including an annotated… Continue reading “The Story of Bottled Water”
An interesting item among the legislation already submitted to the Episcopal Church’s General Convention. That body meets in July. If passed the measure would resolve to “ask the Church to restrict, starting immediately, the use of bottled water at General Convention and at other Church-sponsored activities.” A045 at General Convention site
Nancy McLauchlan (Words few and savory, seasoned with Grace) included this tidbit in her review of western Friends meetings. (Broad-brimmed hat tip: QuakerQuaker via Twitter) Redwood Forest Meeting (Santa Rosa, CA) has adapted a â€œFour Bucketâ€ system of dishwashing to hygienically wash the dishes and not waste water. This is church administration at its most… Continue reading Four bucket dishwashing system