Water, before the hurricane

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

“The Story of Bottled Water”

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”

Bottled water makes Episcopalian agenda

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

Four bucket dishwashing system

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 “Four Bucket” 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