According to a recent article published in USA Today, a new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) says that even tap water dubbed “safe” may not be and could pose a number of health risks. Here’s what you need to know: There are 22 carcinogens (a carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that promotes carcinogenesis, the formation of cancer) … [Read more...] about Is Your Tap Water Safe?
Instead of focusing on a Water Charity this Tuesday, we chose nonprofit organization Project WET. This organization focuses on water education through reaching out to teachers, community members, children, and parents in the United States and around the world. Project WET achieves this goal through publishing informative water materials in different languages, creating school … [Read more...] about The World of Water Education: Project WET
“Many civilizations have been crippled or destroyed by an inability to understand water or manage it. We have a huge advantage over the generations of people who have come before us, because we can understand water and we can use it smartly.” – Charles Fishman, The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water Charles Fishman, bestselling author of The Wal-Mart … [Read more...] about Water Reading- The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman
The New Jersey American Water and Scholastic is hosting a Tap for Tap Song and Dance contest for students in grades K-8. The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to help the environment by opting for tap water. To enter, teachers should have their students write a toe-tapping original song describing what makes tap water so special, and then choreograph a tap dance … [Read more...] about New Jersey American Water Scholastic “Tap for Tap” Original Song and Dance Contest
Dear Residents of Drexel, MO, We heard about the herbicide problem in your water supply and thought it would be a good idea to write you and let you know that you don’t have to wait on your town’s Public Works Department to take action. You can reduce the level of atrazine present your water, straight from your kitchen sink. And you don’t even need any special tools to do … [Read more...] about Attn. Residents of Drexel, MO: Reduce the Atrazine in your Water from Home