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Saving Water, Saving Lives ~ WaterAid’s Big Dig And Fundraising Continues

Perhaps you’ve had a holiday this summer in a nice hotel (as I have!).
In that case you probably had a notice in your room from The Management, suggesting you might like to save water and other resources by not asking for new bedlinen every morning.  Fair enough, it’s your choice one way or the other.  But it does give pause for thought about how much water we all use, every day.  So here are a few ideas about how that moment of reflection can give rise to positive action:
Could you find time on 15 September just to go for a walk, to help WaterAid?

To read more about WaterAid, or to comment, please visit Hilary’s professional website here.

Beating The Safe Water Deadline In Rural Malawi: WaterAid’s ‘Big Dig’

One of the most memorable stories  I ever heard was from a civil engineer who was asked about the achievement of which he was most proud. He immediately said it was being invited to first turn on the tap which he had installed to deliver clean running water to an African village where there had previously been no supply. And now Water Aid has decided to share in real time their account of an even more ambitious project in Malawi, set against demanding deadlines…

To read more of this article and to comment, please visit Hilary’s professional website here.

Future Currencies: Carbon? Water? Knowledge?

What will be the fundamental ‘currencies’ of the future? What, if we are serious about global sustainability in all its forms, should these currencies comprise now? It’s likely, if we collectively are ever going to achieve a level of long-term viability for the human race, that we will have to shift the emphasis from money (or the gold standard) to the really basic requirements for life on earth – carbon, water and nitrogen, plus knowledge of all sorts to keep the whole show on the road.

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Food, Facts And Factoids: What Do We Need To Know?

Food is rising rapidly up the agenda. Allotments, biofuels, calories, customs, eating disorders, famine, farming, fats, fibre, foodmiles, GM, health, organic, packaging, processing, salt, seasonal, security, sell-by, sustainability, vitamins, water…. Where do we begin with what to eat and drink?

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