All posts tagged: water

World Water Day 2013

Today is World Water Day!  Here are some quick facts about the water crisis:  About 2.5 billion people in developing countries still don’t have access to improved sanitation,    like a toilet.  3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene related causes.  780 million people without access to an improved water source. How you can support World Water Day 1. Use tap water– Get a Brita Filter to filter the water and fill up your reusable water bottle. “Tap water has the lowest water and carbon footprint of any beverage.” 2. Conserve Water- You can reduce your water footprint by making the most of your water consumption at home. -When it rains let it pour into your rain barrel.  Don’t have a fancy rain barrel that’s ok, use a plastic bucket.  Catch the rain water and use it on the sunny days to water your plants. -When you put in a new Brita water filter and fill up your pitcher to check the filter is properly in place, save that water for your indoor or outdoor plants. …

Eco Chic Water Bottles

Living on an island means it is essential that we do our best to preserve the environment.  Having the luxury of living on an island means you have an amazing scenic background to enjoy a glass of wine, with friends and family.  Once, you have finished enjoying that bottle of wine, responsibly, don’t toss out the bottle.  Instead, rethink the way you reuse, and repurpose the wine bottle. You can be eco chic by transforming that wine bottle into a fancy water bottle.  Use it to serve water to guests at a dinner party, outdoor lunch with your family, and friends.  Each table can have it’s own bottle of water on hand.  You can also use your repurposed wine bottles as a water bottle for every day use.  You can remove the label if you want a simple sleek look for the bottle or keep the label for some character. I personally have saved a few wine bottles, over time, and repurposed them to store water.  It’s a great way to always have cool water …