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Faucet Dissonance

Faucet Dissonance

Blue tech, the savvy moniker for America’s water conservation industry, is building steam behind sustainable solutions to the water crisis. Los Angeles, once deemed “the nation’s water archvillain” has significantly reduced its water consumption since the 1970’s, while its population has grown by over a third.  Moving North along the left coast, California’s developing the […]

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Embracing Motherhood: Baby Talk

Embracing Motherhood: Baby Talk

This morning I woke up to something wonderful: the sounds that my 7 month old daughter makes.  Last week, she said her first word: mah-mah.  I was proud of her for reaching a milestone and specifically for calling for me, which she does many times a day now.  But, I came to realize something else, […]

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Water Memory: Part 2: A Blueprint for Our Reality

Water Memory: Part 2: A Blueprint for Our Reality

Dr. Masaru Emoto was born in Japan and graduated from the Yokohama Municipal University and the Open International University as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine. Dr. Emoto theorized that thoughts and feelings can change reality. His experiments with water crystals led him to the discovery that, by producing certain focused intentions through written and spoken words […]

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Water Memory — Part I: Science

Water Memory — Part I: Science

French Immunologist Jacques Benveniste (March 12, 1935 – October 3, 2004) published a controversial paper that appeared in the 1988 edition of the prestigious scientific journal Nature.  In his paper, Dr. Benveniste described experiments that identify molecular change in very high dilutions of anti-lgE antibody and that water had retention properties of molecules previously dissolved.  Dr. […]

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Food for Arid Climates

Food for Arid Climates

Water conscious gardeners in arid climates are proud of their drought tolerant landscapes. Even so, they guiltily turn on the hose to water their vegetables, sometimes as often as twice a day. Our edible gardens require large amounts of water but there are some nutritious tasty crops that we often overlook. Optunia ficus-indica (Prickly Pear) […]

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Harvesting Rain

Harvesting Rain

The season’s first drops of rain release the familiar earth smell. Plants happily uncurl. If it is a wet season, kids can float paper boats down the oily gutters. Parents tell their children stories of people who thought they could swim in the concrete rivers. When the season ends plants and people get ready for […]

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Nestle: Spring Water from the Great Lakes

Nestle: Spring Water from the Great Lakes

Is water a basic human right or a commercial product for profit? How would you feel if you knew Nestle Waters North America bottles, exports and sells water from the Great Lakes? Would you be dismayed? Concerned? Incredulous? In 2015, California (where I live) is entering its 4th driest year since 1850. Many citizens must […]

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Green Festivals: Sustainability in the 21st Century

Green Festivals: Sustainability in the 21st Century

In ecology, sustainability refers to how biological systems remain diverse and productive. In the 21st century, sustainability is a global priority. On our Planet Earth, the proverbial equation of supply (diminishing natural resources) and demand (consumer needs, coupled with a looming energy crisis, and climate change that is altering our atmosphere and its temperature) is […]

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Green Laws for the Golden State: 2014 Senate Bills

Green Laws for the Golden State: 2014 Senate Bills

California’s economy is the eighth-largest in the world. (So large that it could be admitted into the G8!) With a population of over 38 million, the Golden State is a complicated and diverse state to govern. If you have ever wondered what your elected officials do on the job, here are some examples of their […]

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It’s Scary…How Much Trash Americans Make Every Day

It’s Scary…How Much Trash Americans Make Every Day

The average blue whale weighs 100-tons; Americans throw away about 6,750 blue whales worth of trash every day. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generated over 250 million tons of trash in 2012; 87 million tons (34.5%) were recycled and composted. The rest goes to the over 3,000 landfills in the United States. […]

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