Monday, February 2, 2015

The Monday Links: World Wetlands Day, Bottled Water and Why Greg Abbott is an Idiot

[Monday is "Links Day" with links gathered over the past week to online "stuff" to read and sites to surf that impact us directly or offer information about our regional issues. Please feel free to send me links to any conservation, environmental, simple living, city planning, energy and water, etc. stories that you have come across online.] 

Today is World Wetlands Day. Although it is late in the day, it is always good to understand wetlands and their importance to us, our health, and the sustainability of water.

Environmental Defense Fund petition

Another water issue: bottled water 

American Dream's resources about bottled water

Take Back the Tap

The Story of Bottled Water (an Annie Leonard video)

Better Communities/Better Living:

Office tenants choose mixed-use centers

Walking is Going Places

Tiny House Living, Off the Grid? Here's How to Do It in Style

Climate Change

Mourning Our Planet: Climate Scientists Share Their Grieving Process

(Keep an eye out for this Friday's video.)

Politics and Government 

Abbott Targets Local Bans

Gov.-elect Abbott: End local bans on bags, fracking, tree-cutting

(I can't let this one go without some comment. 2 points: 1. Word from Senator Rodriguez's office is that this ban on banning has a good chance of passing. So much for the good old-fashioned conservative value of local control. 2. Great! Since private property is so sacrosanct in Texas, I'm going to open up a whore house in my home and also drill for water which I will then mine and bottle as Franklin Mountain Water and sell all over the world (through WalMart of course). Hell, it's my property! I'll do whatever I want. Never mind sucking the Hueco Bolson dry.)

Bookmark and surf these sites:

Food & Water Watch


Buy Nothing

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