3 Things You (And The Planet) Don’t Need

When writing 50 Things Your Life Doesn't Need, my main goal was to help people find their passion by getting rid of nearly everything else that they didn't care about. But, as I began to challenge people to clean out clutter, a deep interest of mine reared its head (and this is a good thing). As it turns out, when you eliminate excess from your life, you do some good for Mother Nature. Best of all, you may be the kind of person who's passionate about our planet, and I firmly believe that … [Read more...]

Hydros Bottle: Providing Clean Water On The Go AND Where There Isn’t Water Yet Available

Clean water rocks. Drinking clean, filtered water usually requires a sink-mounted or pitcher type filter, but you could free yourself from your home filter by grabbing a water bottle that does the filtering for you. Here at The Fun Times Guide to Living Green, we've been fortunate enough to test to test 2 filtered water bottles, over the past couple of weeks. Last week, I reviewed the WaterGeeks stainless steel filtered water bottle, a bottle that filters water as you drink it. This … [Read more...]

A Guy Walks In To a Bar and Orders a Pharma-Chemical Laden Water…

Water has become the "civilized" world's new wonder drug...and most of us don't even realize it. The ever-talented Joe Mohr paints the picture in such clever style:Joe says,Between 2006 and 2007, the Southern Nevada Water Authority in Las Vegas screened tap water from 19 US water utilities for 51 different compounds. The 11 most frequently detected compounds are highlighted in the cartoon and described below. … [Read more...]

WaterGeeks Filtered Water Bottle Review

It’s the end of the summer, hot outside and everyone is looking for a little extra water. I don’t know about you, but I prefer drinking filtered water. Those filtered water pitchers are great but most people drink the majority of their water away from the home, making them unavailable when needed. The people at WaterGeeks saw this problem and came up with a solution, a stainless steel filtered water bottle. … [Read more...]

World Water Day By The Numbers

Did you know that today is World Water Day? This year the theme is all about water quality. Or as it's more commonly put, clean water. What's the big deal about water? Isn't there plenty of water to go around? No. TreeHugger posted the infographic you see here. It does an incredible job at telling the story of why water quality and conservation are such important issues for everyone on planet Earth. What are some things you can do? Keep track of your water … [Read more...]

WaterPik’s EcoFlow Shower Head Makes Saving Water Easy and Enjoyable

Looking for some easy ways to save tons of water this year? Check out WaterPik's new EcoFlow showerhead. The folks at WaterPik were nice enough to send me one of their EcoFlow 5 mode handheld shower heads to test and review. I must say, I knew the EcoFlow would have to be something special if it were going to out perform my Sprite Shower Falls filtered detachable shower head.   … [Read more...]

Twestival: How You Can Help Save the World

What's a Twestival? It's a Twitter festival, and it will help give the world access to clean drinking water. On February 12th, 175+ cities around the world will hold Twestivals where local Twitter users (and friends) will come together to "tweet, meet, and give". The cause? Charity:Water. Check out the details below. There are a sad few charities that give 100% of proceeds to their cause... But Twestival is one of them. What wil Charity:Water do with the … [Read more...]

3 Alternatives to Drinking Bottled Water, Part 2

Now that we know how costly, unnecessary, and potentially harmful bottled water is, and why we wouldn't want to put our own water in a plastic water bottle (especially #7 plastic), let's actually talk about the 3 previously mentioned alternatives to drinking bottled water out of plastic bottles.   #1 - Clean Water Already Comes From Your Tap It's important to realize that if you live in the United States it is not necessary, in the vast majority of circumstances, to employ water … [Read more...]

The Bottled Water Scam – What You Need To Know About 3 Types Of Bottled Water

What cost more per gallon than gasoline? The answer is bottled water! This time last year earth-policy.org published an article stating: "The global consumption of bottled water reached 154 billion liters (41 billion gallons) in 2004, up 57% from the 98 billion liters consumed 5 years earlier. Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing--producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy. Although in the industrial world … [Read more...]