March 11th is World Plumber’s Day In one of my blog posts last year, I wrote about how there’s a “celebration” day or month for just about everything. Some of them, like National Cheese Day (June 4th), might elicit more excitement than March’s National Celery Month. But others, like today’s World Plumbing day, were created […]
Today is Giving Tuesday. This day, which falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, began in 2012. Huge corporations joined together to give back to charities and individuals, focusing on swinging against the pendulum of consumerism. I’m not here to bash consumerism though–I like capitalism, and I enjoy buying Christmas gifts probably more than I […]
When you water your patio plants, you likely grab your watering can and fill it form a convenient hose nozzle. Or maybe you water them directly from the hose. Whether it’s from house water, a local canal, or even well water, when you need to water your yard, the steps you take are straightforward. However, […]
Tomorrow is World Water Day. It’s a day that was initially suggested in 1992 in Rio De Janeiro and officially adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. Rather than being a stagnant observance, the theme of the World Water Day evolves and shifts depending on the current and future challenges. This year, the theme for […]
Initially I had considered not writing about the Flint lead-water crisis. As soon as the media took hold of it, the story of the poisoned drinking water was everywhere–from Facebook to CNN to local news: wherever I turn, I see it.
When tragedy leads to regulation: The birth of the clean water act The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of the US, better known as the Clean Water Act, was first introduced in 1948– the same year that individuals became aware of the toxicity of pollution. With 20 deaths in the town of Donora, Pennsylvania due to […]