The Story of Bottled Water is a great short animated (both funny and sobering at the same time) film by the same people of The Story of Stuff Project. It is a great (super kid and adult-friendly) way to see what impact water bottles have on the earth. Both films are narrated by Annie Leonard who is an activist who “has spent the past 10 years traveling the globe fighting environmental threats…delivering a rapid-fire, often humorous and always engaging story about “all our stuff—where it comes from and where it goes when we throw it away.” ” This was just released on March 22 and has been featured in Treehugger and The Huffington Post among others.
Check it out and share it with your friends. I just did. I shared it on Facebook and Twitter and now here.
The boil water order has been lifted for all communities affected by the ban – except Saugus (which needs more testing) – Got to the MWRA site for info on what to do next. MWRA
Here is a wonderful idea (I found it on Urban Daddy…why do I read this? Am I urban or a daddy? No, neither but they always find cool products and I just ignore the less applicable items – of which there are many). This is a dishwasher safe, freezable, reusable, collapsible (when empty) water bottle from the Vapur company.
http://vapur.us/mission.php – From Vapur’s website
Bottled Water Trend
It is really cool, earth-friendly and great – especially when the water from your tap is okay which ours now is. Off to flush the water lines!
I have to say, the stores I have been to since the water main broke have been civilised, no pushing or knocking each other over for the last Poland Spring gallon. People are concerned but seem to be taking it in stride and I have had a few (!) conversations about this. Here is the latest from boston.com. Click here for the information for Newton and here for a story about how businesses are coping with the boil water order.
Nice for the water companies that this is their Super Bowl – even I, who posted this The Story of Bottled Water just bought three cases worth.
As for the product recall for Children’s liquid Tylenol – Here is McNeil’s Press Release :
McNeil offers a phone number for consumers to call: 1-888-222-6036 and on Monday through Friday 8 AM to 10 PM EST and Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM EST. You can also visit the website http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/abraham/detail?entry_id=62614#ixzz0mscwk4v0
There are two other recalls – Pragmatic Mom has the scoop – one from Baby Gap (infant swimsuits) and Graco (drop side cribs).
Off to clean my counters with…pond water? Just kidding…Disinfectant spray.