Friday, March 25, 2011

of Cans and Waters

-- Quote of the Day --

“…I think there is this disconnect when it comes to water issues – a lot of areas are extracting ground water at a greater rate than what can be replenished by rain and snow, and that is a problem because the ground can sink and affect roads and bridges and all types of infrastructure. …Billions of gallons go leaking away every single day. …Look into your own water system – find out the state that the system is in, and who is testing it. …Replace thirsty lawns, especially those that are not being used, with lush and beautiful xeroscape plants. …Lawns do keep down dust and reduce heat in urban areas, but there are better options. …Every time you turn on the tap, think about it – so that it becomes a conscious thing that we do, rather than an automatic thing.” 

~ Lucinda Crosby

Today's quote originates from the Honoring Storytellers interview that aired back on Feb 15 Via the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show. Click on interview title (above) to access this discussion

-- Note --

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-- Positive Eco-News --

* From the article: Canned – published in: The Coffee Mate

The can was invented in 1810 in London about a year after the canning process was invented in France. People didn’t really get into them until after 1846, probably due to having to use a hammer and chisel to open them – but the can opener was invented in 1858 in America…which was initially given away. According to the article “since 2972, some 64 million tons of aluminum cans, or 3 trillion cans have been produced…. Recycling cans saves 95% of th energy required to make aluminum from ore… and recycled cans are so much in demand that the process from the recycling center to becoming a new can on a grocery shelf is only 60 days” on average.

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