Dairy and Water (excerpt from “Eat Less Water” book-in-progress)

One glass of milk (8 ounces) = 45 gallons of water One pound of cheese = 414 gallons of water One pound of butter = 3,602 gallons of water “Meet the girls,” said Paul, my formal introduction to the black and white milk cows that live on Cobblestone Valley Farms. Located in the small town…

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Climate Change and five things you can do about it.

From my dry spot in California (too dry) the devestation of Hurricane Sandy spilled from the television screen. I felt the heartbreak for all that the ‘super storm’ swept away. The sea receded but left in its sediment evidence of climate change. Climate change is fundamentally about water. Too much water, too little water, rising…

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A Cup of Tea and Tisane (Tisane Recipe)

Outside of water, tea is the second most popular beverage of choice in the world. Tea plants prosper in hot, rainy climates. This explains the water footprint of 5.5 gallons of water needed to cultivate the leaves in a single tea bag. The largest producer of tea is China followed by India and Kenya. I…

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