What three things would you take to a deserted island? If you’re a thinker, one of the items you probably said you would bring is a machine that would turn salt water into drinking water so you could stay alive. However, you of course know that you simply can’t suck all of the salt out of a glass of ice water – don’t you?
People living in the United States have long taken for granted their public water systems, purchasing bottled water in droves. However, U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) recently urged water utility leaders to ask their Congressional representatives to sponsor the creation of a federal Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority (WIFIA), American Water Works Association reports.
All across North America, students and faculty members are joining forces to ban the bottle on campus. The inordinate waste of disposable plastic water bottles has plagued the environment for far too long, and with a few simple changes, a school, business or government agency can make worthwhile changes in their consumption of water.
In order to become a greener society, people need to look for ways to incorporate sustainable products into their daily lives. Eco-friendly products have the potential to impact the world positively. While driving a hybrid or electric car, using compostable containers and purchasing fewer products overall may help reduce carbon emissions, people still purchase bottled water and use jug water coolers on a daily basis.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently developed a new online tool to make it easier for the public to track the type and source of pollutants being discharged into waterways. In addition, the tool registers what pollutants were discharged, how much and where the they were released, reports Water World.
Sometimes it is easy to forget that universities and colleges are businesses. People often look at these organizations as places of learning, and while they are, they still need to make a profit in order to function. Colleges need ways to appeal to potential students. The best way for a college to do this is by connecting with the popular trends students care about today. Schools that are eco-friendly and conscious about their carbon footprints may attract more students. Many students are passionate about green practices and improving life on Earth. This is evidenced in campuses all over the United States.
Everyone knows that consuming eight glasses of water a day is important in maintaining a healthy body and mind. However, fewer individuals realize that the source of the water they drink may actually cause more harm than good.