Saturday, 12 May 2012

Blue Gold - World Water Wars

Off topic today, this isn't a post about food but something I feel equally strong and passionate about. This post is about the most important resource on the planet and how you can help save and protect it for future generations - Water.

I just watched a film called Blue Gold and if you haven't already seen it, please try and view it as soon as possible. If you can't get hold of a copy click the link to watch on YouTube, it's about 90 minutes. Or get the DVD: Blue Gold: World Water Wars.

Basically this is a very moving film about the situation that our generation finds itself in with regard to water on the planet.

It documents how the worlds water resources are being bought up by huge corporations just to sell it back in the form of bottled water and how this snatching of resources could lead to conflict and war in the future.

I would just like to raise awareness and ask you to think about your water consumption as you go about your day today.

Please find more information about the film and how we can stop the trend of privatising our natural resources here. There is also a book available Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water.

We can easily save 25% of our water consumption with a few easy steps.

  • Use low flow shower heads and taps
  • Turn the tap off while brushing teeth and shaving
  • If your local climate can't keep your lawn green - don't have a lawn
These are the final points to come out of the film and here's one of my own:

Refill water bottles from the tap. Carry your own water bottle with you wherever you go. Don't give these huge companies any more of your money.

Do you feel passionately about saving our natural resources? What is your best tip for saving water? I'd love to hear your ideas.

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