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IS THE US FAILING WHEN IT COMES TO DRINKING WATER?

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We keep reading about how vital and rare clean water is for the world. That it will become scarcer and scarcer resulting in wars for H2O. Water is so precious, yet it seems so abundant in the US that we often forget about it. It just comes from the faucet. Our water policy has evolved, thanks to some legislation in the 1970s.

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Well, it is Tuesday and I am all plugged in here hoping to channel something fabulous for my CD project. I just got off the phone with an old friend of mine who is about to go global with her art. The whole purpose of her art is to have an impact on the planet. I hope in some way, I can do the same thing. Last week in New Mexico, some of my freinds' friends donated some of their prints for Doctors Without Borders. They raised $8000 in four days. On that note, i am off to plug in. Eileen

WATERLIFE

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A film by Kevin McMahon
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I happened to catch a screening of the film Waterlife on the Sundance channel. This movie traces the Great

WHAT IS CARROTMOB?

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I just read an interesting article in Time Magazine about an activist idea (which includes a website, facebook and twitter accounts) that just might lead to environmental change at a grass roots level.

IN DEFENSE OF FOOD

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Food Consciousness
What are you eating?

In Defense of Food: an Eater’s Manifesto, written by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press 2008).

 

What is your relationship to food (I know this is a loaded question)? How often do you make the time to sit with friends or family over a meal? Are you rushing to the next task? Do you find yourself eating alone? Do you prepare food for you family individually like a restaurant (serving each person a different meal)?

 

PAUL HAWKEN'S COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND

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Paul Hawken, well known environmentalist, entreprenuer, author and journalist recently gave a moving commencement speech that put our role as caretaker of the planet into a context that reverberates with all of us.  His message has an urgency that I believe needs to be communicated.

Here is how the speech starts:

When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was "direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful." No pressure there.

SUDDENLY WAKING UP TO OUR ENVIRONMENT - BEYOND THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA

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Back in the Day - It was one of those big school trips to Boston that our 5th Grade class had looked forward to. I wanted to take some pictures of “pollution” for a science assignment. I remember taking pictures with my instamatic camera out the school bus window. I captured a few smoke stacks as we made our way to Boston from the small Connecticut town of North Stonington. Every school kid in those days was aware of the importance of our environment.

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