“For the past year and a half, my brother and I have been travelling the world exploring incredible water related environmental stories. Whenever we return home our friends and family all want to know how they can make a positive difference in their daily lives. So, here are three questions you can ask yourself and some tips to help you get started:
Alexander and Tyler Mifflin, hosts of the new TVO show The Water Brothers (C) The Water Brothers
Three questions you can ask yourself and some tips to help you get started making a positive difference in your water usage.
By Alexander Mifflin, star of the new TVO show, The Water Brothers
Find out where your municipality or township sources their water and then figure out how to improve the health of your local watershed. Usually these can be very simple actions like avoiding putting pesticides and artificial fertilizers on your lawn or disposing of pharmaceuticals and hazardous chemicals properly (and not down the drain or toilet!). Most municipalities across North America will provide the proper disposal methods on their websites.
All major commercial fish stocks are predicted to collapse by the year 2048.
Our oceans are in crisis and our eating habits are the main cause.
The good news is that by simply asking the right questions and being more careful about what you choose to eat you can play an important role in healing our oceans! Use a seachoice.org or seafoodwatch.org pocket seafood guide or Smartphone app so you will always know the best choices.
Don’t over-water your lawn (try a rain barrel and only water in the evening to reduce evaporation).
Try installing a new low flow or dual flush toilet if you don’t already have one (rebates are often available)”