Lichen is part of the biodiversity of vegetation in our watersheds and serves as tool for water retention.

Kenya: Mau Forest, source of the Mara River
Kenya: Mau Forest, source of the Mara River

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Protect Our Water Resources

 

NYC SAFE Disposal Events in Spring 2014 (held rain or shine):

Sun, May 4 – Brooklyn, McCarren Park

Sat, May 10 – Bronx, Orchard Beach Parking Lot

Sun, May 11 – Manhattan, Union Square, North Plaza

Sat, May 17 – Staten Island, Midland Beach Parking Lot

For more info – http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/events/bwprr_safe.shtml

https://www.facebook.com/NYCRecycles

https://twitter.com/nycrecycles

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

The Water and Energy Connection

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One 60-watt incandescent bulb on 12 hours a day may use 6,300,000 gallons of water per year. If 300 million Americans turned off a light, we’d save 1.9 trillion gallons of water.
–Robert Glennon, author of Unquenchable

How far would you walk for clean water?

“We need to care for the water instead of merely use it,” states Sharon Day, an Ojibwe elder leading the Ohio River Water Walk (Nibi) 966 miles from Pittsburgh, PA to Cairo, IL starting on #EarthDay .  Every step is a prayer for the most polluted river in the United States.

For more info and to track their walking route:  http://nibiwalk.com

Related articles:

Walking for Water

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving – Huffington Post

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Earth Day Symposium on Awareness of Water Usage

Water Symposium panelists L-R: Karl Weber, Alison Jones, Alex Prud'homme, Nicholas Robinson, John Cronin
Water Symposium panelists L-R: Karl Weber, Alison Jones, Alex Prud’homme, Nicholas Robinson, John Cronin, Photo by Sang Bae

“No resource on earth is more precious—or more endangered—than water.”  – Last Call at the Oasis

“It’s too late for pessimism.”  – Alison M. Jones

Yesterday, Alison M. Jones (Director of No Water No Life and Conservation Photographer) was one of the panelists at Earth Day’s “Water Symposium” at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Other panelists included John Cronin (author of The Riverkeepers and Beacon Institute Fellow at Clarkson University); Alex Prud’homme (author of The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century and Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know); Karl Weber (editor of companion book to the film, Last Call at the Oasis: The Global Water Crisis and Where We Go From Here) and Nicholas A. Robinson (Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at Pace University).

Environmentalism means respect for all beings -human and otherwise.

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

 

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– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

California, Sacramento River Basin, Central Valley, sunrise over the Buttes-the smallest mountain range in the world
USA: California, Sacramento River Basin, Central Valley, sunrise over the Buttes-the smallest mountain range in the world

Last month’s NWNL SPOTLIGHT on the California Drought documented the state’s inland Central Valley. Usually, the Sierra Nevadas’ runoff supplies water to the Sacramento River Basin’s rice fields, walnut orchards and migratory waterfowl havens around
the Buttes. However California’s 3-year drought has drastically
reduced this water supply, so critical for agricultural and
ecosystem needs throughout the Central Valley and in the
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Photo by Barbara Folger, NWNL Project Coordinator