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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 […]

Foodie Underground: Undertones of Sparkles

Column2012 is the year of sparkling water. A new year, a new chance for greatness. You’re a couple of days into your resolutions by now, if you’ve made them. You open the refrigerator and glare at the reserve bottle of rosé. But no, you will not succumb to cravings, for […]

The Friday 5: Oh-So-Human Edition

The top stories of the week at EcoSalon. In the week of the national explosion of extravagance know as the Superbowl, we ask – are we comfortable that the funding for one advert could give water to 140,000 people – for life? Starre Vartan wanted us to think about the […]

Swimming Against the Mainstream Fashion Current

Fact: It takes over 1,800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to make 1 pair of jeans, and over 400 gallons of water to make one t-shirt. The water crisis conversation is growing exponentially. Fears of losing access to potable water face a growing number of people across the […]

When the Rain Comes”¦

Here in Northern California we’re quickly sliding into the rainy season. I can tell this as much from the “what, that was summer?” look on people’s faces as much as I can from the weather itself. So here comes the rain again and in the name of keeping our chins […]

Natalie Coughlin: An Olympic Swimmer and Urban Farmer

On competitive swimming, chickens and honeybees. Swimmer Natalie Coughlin, 29, was the most decorated female athlete at both the 2004 Athens and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In Beijing, she became the first U.S. woman to medal six times during a single Games, giving her a lifetime total of 11. She hopes […]

A Salute! With EcoSalon’s The Box: Made In America

EcoSalon’s Made In America Box features items that are made right here in the U.S.A! July is an all-around patriotic month here in the states, so join your fellow eco-friendly patriots with a box of products worth $494.85, for just $129 + free shipping! Sold Out!   You see it everywhere: […]

Zero Waste Fashion and the Next Great War

From a wasteful fashion industry emerges the Zero Waste movement. It is said that the next great war will not be over oil, but water. So when it takes 1,800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to produce a single pair of jeans, it is extraordinary that cloth has […]

Fiji’s Bottled Water Wars

Like a water fight in an online school cafeteria, Fiji Water and Mother Jones Magazine have begun a volley of facts and fascinating accusations back and forth at each. What’s the deal with these water wars, you ask? As Mother Jones’ muckraking Anna Lenzer debunks Fiji Water’s self-proclaimed “green” status, […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Reasons Not to Wash Daily

Regular bathing is for the birds, or so touted some in a recent article from the New York Times, “Great Unwashed Raise Stink about Being Clean Enough”. Citing examples of citizens from around the country who are ditching anti-perspirants and daily showers for baby wipes and dry shampoos, the Old […]

30 Quotes About the Ocean

From sea to shining sea. The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t. –Christopher Paolini The sea, once it casts its […]

10 Myths About Dry Cleaning

It’s hard to ignore those cautionary labels (even the misspelled ones). Do we dare wash a delicate garment at home and risk ruining the texture or shrinking it beyond recognition? Warnings are warnings, but there are exceptions to every wash ‘n wear rule. With the help of our blog readers, […]

10 Industries and Trends That Will Shape Our Future

What will the future hold? It’s hard to say, but here are ten entities, industries, or trends that will impact it in various ways.  In the past several years, we have all felt out of control of our lives. We have been hit by economic hardship, rising cost of living, plummeting […]

Freedom from SIGG-nificant BPA

This is a new SIGG water bottle with a Keith Haring lady liberty design, part of a limited edition series celebrating America, land of the free, home of  thirsty. Perhaps you could score one of these cool designs for free by getting rid of an old SIGG bottle that contains […]

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A Salute! With EcoSalon’s The Box: Made In America

EcoSalon’s Made In America Box features items that are made right here in the U.S.A! July is an all-around patriotic month here in the states, so join your fellow eco-friendly patriots with a box of products worth $494.85, for just $129 + free shipping! Sold Out!   You see it everywhere: […]

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 […]

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