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Clean Drinking Water Project Challenges You to Put Down the Smartphone

We live in an age of screens. At work, many of us stare at a computer screen all day, then head home to watch television. In between, our eyes are glued to our smartphones as we check email, play Words with Friends (guilty!), and text our besties. All of that screen time can’t be healthy, and Giorgio Armani is challenging us to step away from our smartphones for just 10 minutes. In exchange, he will give a child in need a day’s worth of clean water.

March 20th

World Water Day 2011

We’ve talked about water around here before, but I don’t think it ever hurts to take a look at our water system again. If you’re reading this site, chances are that you’re fortunate enough to have ready access to clean, safe drinking water. Many folks aren’t so lucky. With the recent news about cuts to water infrastructure here in the U.S. as part of the 2012 federal budget, World Water Day couldn’t have come at a better time.

March 22nd

Tainted Produce in Poor Neighborhoods

[social_buttons] Not only do low-income neighborhoods have less access to fresh produce, but the rare fruit or veggie found in these areas is also more likely to be tainted. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that the levels of bacteria, yeast, and mold found on fresh produce vary according to […]

April 12th

Food Not Bombs Continues to Ignite Controversy

Food Not Bombs, a group dedicated to non-violent social change through feeding the needy, continues to find itself at the center of controversy as they enter their 30th year in existence. Groups in New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, and Connecticut have run afoul of local laws that seek to stop them from handing out free meals […]

May 24th