LeeAnne Walters: An Everyday Hero

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 1, 2018 7:00 am

The Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to a small handful of people from around the world in recognition of their grassroots environmental activism.  

Heroes are not born, they are made…

Selected by an international jury, this year’s seven winners came from places as diverse as Vietnam, Colombia, South Africa…and Flint, Michigan.  

A Short History of Environmental Heroism

Just after Flint officials notoriously switched the city water source in April 2014 to save money, LeeAnne Walters started to become concerned that the water she and her four children were drinking was harmful.

She was, of course, right, but proving it was a struggle.  State authorities didn’t want to listen and LeeAnne worked tirelessly with the EPA and Marc Edwards, a

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The Sad State of Water in Our World

Posted by: acray On September 16, 2014 5:49 pm

 

 

                            Water in the World Past & Present

 

water drop worldYou don’t have to be an environmentalist to recognize that pollution is taking its toll on our rivers, lakes and streams around the world, not to even mention, oceans.  While efforts to clean up the water have increased over the years and noble as they may be, sadly, these efforts are losing ground.

 

With an ever-increasing population, budget cuts, and attacks on all fronts from agricultural run offs, industrial waste and the dumping/flushing of pharmaceuticals and more, clean water is fast becoming a distant memory.

 

Here are but 3 of some of our most polluted waterways in the world with a little background history thrown in.

 

The Cuyahoga River

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Tyent USA and a World of Water

Posted by: acray On July 9, 2014 7:21 pm

 

Wet and Wild Facts About Water!

 

earth drop on grass   Water is the sustainer of life.  Every living plant and creature on planet Earth depends on water for their existence.  

From the sixteen thousand pound African elephant, to the three-gram, Ruby Throated hummingbird, and all animals in between, none can live without water.

Each year the average person (if there is such a thing) drinks up to fifty-eight gallons of water.

I thought it might be interesting and a little fun to lay out some fascinating facts for you about water, its consumption, and mystery.  

 

Earthly Water Facts by the Numbers  

  • Over seventy percent of our planet is covered in water (70.9%)

 

  • The typical cumulus cloud weighs around 1.1 million pounds
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