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World Water Day: The Perfect Time to Wade into Water Issues
Posted By Cheryl Terrace On March 21, 2011 @ 5:29 pm In Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home | No Comments
I count myself lucky on the “water front.” As a New Yorker, I was thrilled to learn that my city’s water supply is considered one of the best and that NYC is one of the five large cities not required to filter its drinking water . That’s pretty radical considering most of the world’s pure water supply  is scarce.
Today, March 22nd, is World Water Day  — a great day to dive into the issues surrounding Earth’s most precious element! Water sustains all living things — humans, plants and animals — and our quality of life is directly linked to the quality of the water we drink.
Our attitudes about the quality of our water continue to evolve as more and more people become educated about specific contaminants, which now include rocket fuel  and the numerous chemicals from hydraulic fracking  fluid (an issue that should be of great concern for everyone, not just those who live near drilling sites).
These issues and many others are why I recommend that everyone — even us New Yorkers — use a water filter  to remediate chlorine and fluoride, which is added to meet state and federal drinking water requirements. It is also important to know that bottled water is not necessarily a better alternative to tap water . In fact, many studies show that bottled water can be just as polluted as a tap water . And that’s not even considering all the plastic involved in bottling water.
Want to help protect the quality of the water flowing through our watersheds and learn to conserve water in your home or workplace? Here’s a fun app that calculates your water usage  and some ideas for how you can recycle the water you use everyday .
For extra credit, learn why water is not only essential, but fascinating , from best-selling author and water researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto , the scientist behind The True Power of Water  and The Healing Power of Water .
Warm (and Pure) Watery Blessings,
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/WorldWaterDayblog.jpg
 one of the five large cities not required to filter its drinking water: http://nyc.gov/html/dep/html/drinking_water/index.shtml
 world’s pure water supply: http://water.org/learn-about-the-water-crisis/facts/
 World Water Day: http://www.worldwaterday.org/page/3206
 rocket fuel: http://life.gaiam.com/article/rocket-fuel-your-water
 hydraulic fracking: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/us/series/drilling_down/index.html
 water filter: http://www.gaiam.com/category/eco-home-outdoor/water-quality.do?SID=WG117SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 not necessarily a better alternative to tap water: http://life.gaiam.com/article/are-plastic-water-bottles-health-hazard
 bottled water can be just as polluted as a tap water: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/28/bottled-water-vs-tap-wate_n_192130.html
 fun app that calculates your water usage: http://www.facebook.com/waterfootprintcalculator
 ideas for how you can recycle the water you use everyday: http://life.gaiam.com/article/3-ways-reuse-and-recycle-water
 water is not only essential, but fascinating: http://life.gaiam.com/article/secret-water
 Dr. Masaru Emoto: http://www.hado.net/
 The True Power of Water: http://www.gaiam.com/product/true+power+of+water+dvd.do?SID=WG117SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 The Healing Power of Water: http://www.gaiam.com/product/hidden+messages+in+water+dvd.do?SID=WG117SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 eco interior design: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/category/green-living/eco-decorating/
 water-themed light sculpture.: http://www.dezeen.com/2007/12/12/drop-chandelier-by-stuart-haygarth/
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