Single-use plastic water bottles require the input of an incredible amount of energy that the everyday consumer can avoid while simultaneously getting their daily fill of H2O. So if we aren't drinking from plastic water bottles, where can we get our recommended daily amount of water?
This is reminiscent of his 180 on climate change too: going from a supporter of bold action to someone who has tried to kill essential domestic cuts on the carbon pollution at the heart of the problem.
Some consider Ecomagination a brand-makeover to solve a bad environmental reputation. Others call it a PR strategy. I believe Ecomagination is a best practice of how a brand can be a powerful driver of change.
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A new entry into the 2016 Democratic presidential race -- and yes, we've got his position on climate change.
During a respite from a recent international development conference in Mbale, Uganda I had a glimpse of a Jewish story that sounded like a Michael Chabon "What if" plot.
Armed with clear information, decision-makers can help change behavior and policy to measurably improve basin health.
When a young girl wakes having to make two plans -- one in which her water well functions and one if it does not -- it drastically limits her ambition to dream big.
One hundred fifty years ago, the United States was a developing country. Abraham Lincoln lost three sons before they reached adulthood, one to typhoid fever -- a waterborne disease -- while he was living in the White House.
"Water sustains life but safe, clean drinking water defines civilization. Achieving the UN's SDG 6 promises dramatic improvement to the quality of life and longevity in some of the world's poorest nations.
We still face the reality that more than 2.3 billion people around the world lack access to improved sanitation facilities. That's one in three people. Progress has been very unequal, and for most of the world's most vulnerable and marginalized people, very little has changed.
The best showcase of this combination of chance and challenge for change is the worldwide water issue. The risks posed by floods, droughts, water pollution and the need for fresh water intertwine with the basic need for food, energy and prosperity.
More is at stake than individual health; international security is at risk. Experts have identified water as the number one global risk in terms of significant negative impact on countries in the coming decade. Water can either be a source of conflict or cooperation.
Installing toilets in India without addressing behavioral change has resulted in thousands of free toilets becoming storage sheds or chicken coops, while the owners continue to defecate outside.
Lack of adequate sanitation costs the world 260 billion dollars a year, which is more than the entire GDP of 140 countries.