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9 Reasons to Ditch the Bottle Once and for All

Bottled water is everywhere. Supermarkets, gas stations, even vending machines offer it, but there are compelling reasons to kick the bottle habit for good. 9. Cost: A single bottle of water generally runs about one to two dollars. In some cases, such as at concerts or amusement parks, one bottle […]

The Ale for What Ails

Do you suffer from asthma, heartburn, arthritis, ulcers, back pain or migraines? Here’s your prescription: Drink two glasses of water and call me in the morning. The premise is simple enough. Chronic dehydration keeps the body from operating properly, metabolizing efficiently and flushing out toxins which then accumulate in various […]

Water Water Everywhere – But People in the Way?

In the worldwide struggle to get clean water to those in need, it’s people who are the biggest problem. That’s the conclusion of the World Water Forum, which met this month in Istanbul to examine global water supply problems and offer suggestions to world governments. At the Forum, the United […]

9 Reasons to Ditch the Bottle Once and for All

Bottled water is everywhere. Supermarkets, gas stations, even vending machines offer it, but there are compelling reasons to kick the bottle habit for good. 9. Cost: A single bottle of water generally runs about one to two dollars. In some cases, such as at concerts or amusement parks, one bottle […]

The Ale for What Ails

Do you suffer from asthma, heartburn, arthritis, ulcers, back pain or migraines? Here’s your prescription: Drink two glasses of water and call me in the morning. The premise is simple enough. Chronic dehydration keeps the body from operating properly, metabolizing efficiently and flushing out toxins which then accumulate in various […]

The Friday 5: Back To Basics Edition

The top stories of the week at EcoSalon. Remember that thing people used to do with pens and paper? Managing Editor Amy DuFault ponders the joy of the written word. If getting “back to basics” for you means “the shape you were in before the traditional Christmas bloat-fest,” here are […]

Welcoming Succulents to the Neighborhood

I’ve been walking my suburban San Francisco neighborhood for 13 years now, first as a newly married in jogging apparel, then as a new mom pushing a carriage, then one pushing a double umbrella stroller, and now, as an old mom yanking on a pug dog’s leash as I hike […]

California Water Issues Divide Farmers, Fishers, and Urban Dwellers

If you’ve ever seen the movie Chinatown, in which private investigator Jake Gittes (played by Jack Nicholson) stumbles upon a gigantic water scandal in the course of investigating an adultery case in Los Angeles, then you know that California’s water issues go way back. Water is contentious here because we […]

10 Remarkable Nonprofits You’ve Never Heard Of

What you should know about collaborative hands moving mountains  – one volunteer, festival and tweet at a time. As Japan’s global relief missions move quickly to aid the mind boggling earthquake and tsunami recovery, school students throughout the U.S. are holding bake sales to swap lopsided muffins and chewy brownies […]

Welcoming Succulents to the Neighborhood

I’ve been walking my suburban San Francisco neighborhood for 13 years now, first as a newly married in jogging apparel, then as a new mom pushing a carriage, then one pushing a double umbrella stroller, and now, as an old mom yanking on a pug dog’s leash as I hike […]

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Water

Water: we bathe in it, wash with it, drink it, swim in it, and package it in ways destined to help kill the planet. Most of us even know it takes two hydrogen and one oxygen molecules to create water, but there’s lots more to the stuff that covers the […]

Aral: From Sea to Desert, to Sea?

“Water is the best of all things.” – Pindar It’s one of the world’s worst sea-related ecological disasters, laying waste to thousands of miles of shoreline and ruining habitats and livelihoods on a truly terrifying scale – but suddenly, there’s new hope for recovery. No, nothing to do with this. […]

Water Water Everywhere – But People in the Way?

In the worldwide struggle to get clean water to those in need, it’s people who are the biggest problem. That’s the conclusion of the World Water Forum, which met this month in Istanbul to examine global water supply problems and offer suggestions to world governments. At the Forum, the United […]

The Air We Drink

Would you drink the condensed breath of your coworkers? The EcoloBlue 28 Atmospheric Water Generator, which I first saw at Ave Natura, is a marvel of green ingenuity. Using nothing but a tiny current of electricity, it’s an office cooler that fills itself up over time, no water supply required. […]

Emergency Kits for Treating Earth's Hurts

They’re called Eco Started Kits, but they’re more like emergency kits designed to heal what’s hurting our injured planet: greenhouse emissions, energy out the window, water down the drain. For $97.50, you get a lot more than a Band-Aid. You get essential tools for an extreme green makeover, as well […]

Want To Save Water? Shop Local and Turn Off the Lights

Water generates most of our electricity but what are we doing to protect water? It’s been called the source of the next great global conflict. More than oil or food, scarcity of water has been predicted to cause intense the most intense battles between nations. We tend to think of […]

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Can the Film ‘Watermark’ Help Us Be More Respectful to Water?

The new film “Watermark” looks at our massive dependence on a finite resource. The opening scene of “Watermark,” a new film from Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal, creates a disorienting effect that leaves the viewer feeling tiny against the pure force of water. The film takes features 20 stories across […]

How Many Cups of Water Per Day Do You Really Need?

How many cups of water per day ensures that we’re properly hydrated? It’s a straightforward question with no clear answer. The Institute of Medicine recommends 13 cups of water per day for men, and 9 cups of water per day for women. However, there are so many factors that affect […]

5 Sustainable Spring Denim Favorites

Five sustainable denim favorites for spring and summer. A good pair of jeans will last you the rest of your life (or until you wear them to shreds). It’s important to pick a good pair, made from organic or recycled denim. Cotton production pollutes soil and waterways, damages wildlife habitats […]

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