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Brooklyn Informed: Water

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New SHFT series Brooklyn Informed launches with a look at water conservation efforts in the borough.

Brooklyn Informed, our new web series, profiles real people pursuing the practice of sustainability in BK, a breeding ground for greening activity. The series jumps off with an episode on water, going deep with artist Mary Jordan and entrepreneur Sean Meenan on their respective water conservation projects in the borough. ...read more

Wallace Rainwater Collector

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Wall-mounted rain tank by Shift Space Design $550.00

The Wallace, from Philadeplhia-based Shift Space Design, is a wall-mountable, removable rainwater collector. When it's raining, the Wallace gathers up water for use in the garden on the sunny days that follow. The smart bit of green design is easy to set up and comes complete with a 12-gallon tank, hose bub/faucet for attaching your hose and wall-mounted holder.  Dimensions: 24"x18"x7"...read more

Petal Drops Raincatcher

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Flower-shaped funnel repurposes rainwater in style $5.25

The Petal Drops Raincatcher, developed by Pieter Laga and the design-by-community users at Quirky, makes wasteful plastic bottles useful again, with a simple and efficient design that gathers rainwater for re-use. Made from plant-based sources, the flower-shaped funnel fits comfortably on to any old plastic water bottle, turning it instantly into the perfect miniature water barrel, ready to water......read more

The Water Tank Project

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Ed Ruscha, Thom Yorke and Jay-Z among artists enlisted to dress up New York's water tanks

Environmental nonprofit Word Above the Street is organizing a mass public art project to promote sustainability and raise awareness of water issues. In spring 2013, several hundred of New York City's ubiquitous water towers will be adorned with designs created by a bevy of big name artists, including Ed Ruscha, Thom Yorke and Jay-Z. The exhibition in the sky is appropriately called......read more

Hudson River Project

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An epic quest by James Bowthorpe to row the Hudson River from its source to NYC -- in a kayak made of recycled waste

Adventurer extraordinaire and record-setting cyclist James Bowthorpe is busy prepping for his next madcap quest: a journey down the 315-mile length of the Hudson River in a kayak made of NYC construction waste. "We see cities as something separate from the wilderness, but the former evolved from the latter," says Bowthorpe, who undertook a similar expedition down the Thames. "I’m......read more

Last Call at the Oasis: Trailer

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New doc dives deep into the global water crisis

Here is the trailer for Last Call at the Oasis, the highly anticipated new documentary from Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu. Inspired by Alex Prud'homme's book The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the 21st Century, the film is a thorough examination ofthe global water crisis, with a focus on industrial and agricultural pollution in America and the drying of the Southwest. Last......read more

In California, Brown is the New Green

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In a state plagued by water shortage, drought tolerant gardens make more sense than ever

In the arid American West, green grass lawns are as "natural" a part of the ecosystem as polar bears. Now California's drought is making well-watered lawns even less sensibles. Many homeowners are either replacing water-intensive grass with more suitable landscaping, or simply letting lawns turn brown. From The New York Times: With rainfall at below-normal levels for several years, and......read more

The Fisherman's Son: The Spirit of Ramon Navarro

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Directed by Chris Malloy, Presented by Patagonia

Born and raised at Punta de Lobos, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast. Punta de Lobos por siempre: Protect the Point Forever Take Action and Donate at: lobosporsiempre.org/ ...read more

Harvesting Air for Water

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German engineering goes green with a fog-collecting system that serves the water needs of an arid Peruvian village.

Biologists Kai Tiedemann and Anne Lummerich are finding ingenious ways to help people living in arid regions find and develop new sources of water. Bellavista, a small, hillside settlement near Lima, Peru that is unconnected to the municipal water supply is enveloped in fog through most of the winter. There, the pair designed a fog-catching system that captures and collects fog-water for use by......read more

Charity: Water Vid

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Great promo short for one of our favorite charities, featuring music by Beck.

What's the number one cause of disease in the world, causing more death than all forms of violence combined? If you guessed unsafe water, you're correct. Your reward is this sweet charity: water PSA. Check out the time lapse at 1:30, fantastic! ...read more

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