Category Archives: clean water

WATWB – GI

WATWB – GI (Green Infrastructure) Do not despair our present difficulties, but believe always in the promise and greatness of America because nothing is inevitable here.  Americans never quit. We never surrender.  We never hide from history.  We make history. … Continue reading

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When Chemicals Combine

When Chemicals Combine It’s a tenet of the modern age that if you are alive and thriving on our planet, walking around in a “meat suit” — to steal a term from the TV show, “Supernatural” — you are likely … Continue reading

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Make Every Day Earth Day

photo by Erin Lafferty One Less Bag When I was a kid, I spent a summer working in my parents’ deli in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.  I had various odd jobs, but my main job was running the cash … Continue reading

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The Worth of Water

The Worth of Water On my way to the 8th Annual Global Water Alliance (GWA) conference in Philadelphia on March 26, 2015, I took a shortcut across the University of Penn’s campus and, given that I am navigationally challenged, overshot … Continue reading

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I Am Water

I  Am Water And so are you. At least about 72% of you is, along with the person you love, your kids, your friends, all your acquaintances, all mostly water. Several billion years ago, a few single-celled organism started focus … Continue reading

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Why the Environment Matters

Why the Environment Matters An open letter to the ladies of the JLL: When I was a kid growing up in the 1970’s, rivers were catching on fire, gas and industry’s smoke stacks spewed lead into the air, and pesticides … Continue reading

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