Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by eating food produced with GREEN Water. Not literally green, but food grown with natural rain and moisture. Water footprint researchers assigned colors to water to help differentiate the types of water sources: blue, green and gray. Blue water is sourced from aquifers, reservoirs, and rivers that scribble across the landscape. … Continue reading Celebrate This St. Patrick’s Day with “Green” Water Food
"Is this slave chocolate?" my son Joaquin asked after he swallowed a big piece. Seventy percent of the world's cocoa beans are grown in West Africa, much of it produced using enslaved child labor. An estimated 1.8 million children are involved in cocoa production in West Africa according to a Tulane University report . This disturbing child slave/chocolate … Continue reading Why give fair-trade chocolate to your valentine: A recipe for chocolate cake
What if your newspaper gathered articles most important to you? It is what Paper.li does. Paper.li curates online content relevant to you from media outlets of all shapes and sizes. My newspaper is a collection of articles on organic food and water issues delivered to my email inbox daily. Today's paper includes articles such as … Continue reading The Water and Organic Food Daily-Subscribe
“The more motivated you are by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.” - Dalai Lama My husband Michael whispers the words, “love and “gratitude,” into his glass of water each morning. Japanese scientists found water responds to feelings, words and intentions. Water forms intricate snowflake-like shapes when positive and loving … Continue reading Spread the Love of Water and Win Water Saving Swag
Half the world population will experience freshwater shortages, referred to as water scarcity by 2030. Water scarcity is at our shore now. Supply and quality are the two leading causes of water scarcity according to the United Nations. Ask the people in Central Valley California who don't have running water today. Or the people of Flint, Michigan who … Continue reading What Does An Omelette Have To Do With Clean Water?
"Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink," wrote poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his 1834 epic poem about a crew lost at sea without any fresh water aboard. It is what came to mind as my children splashed and dove in the water at the shore of the Pacific Ocean. They left the warm … Continue reading Does your New Year’s Resolution Include Doing Good In The World? Here Are Some Ideas
The top complaint of organic food is cost. I admit that I too get sticker shock on organic food at times. A recent example was during a farm visit at Hawaiian Cloud Forest Coffee Farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. A pound of coffee cost me $28 before shipping. But is … Continue reading The True Cost of A K-Cup
Five years ago I had an idea to write the book Eat Less Water. The idea arrived while I was reading another book, "When The Rivers Run Dry." The book written by Fred Pearce, introduced me to the concept of water footprint and virtual water and educated me to the fact that globally 7 out … Continue reading 2016 Is The Year I Finish My Book Eat Less Water
“All water is off on a journey unless it’s in the sea, and it’s homesick, and bound to make its way home someday.”- Zora Neale Hurst “Climate change is felt in the ocean first and ripples throughout our global environment," said Rick Goche, fisherman, and owner of Sacred Sea Tuna, a sustainable tuna label, named a … Continue reading Climate Change Talks and You
Announcing the launch of a Drought-Friendly cooking channel on YouTube. Learn a simple Stir-Fry Vegetables with Baked Tofu Recipe and how to save water where it matters most--in the kitchen.