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A Salty Situation: Winter Stormwater Runoff

By Conventina I just posted a photo on Facebook of myself when I was about 4 years old. I was all wrapped up in my snow suit with shovel in hand.  Things haven’t changed much.  We are used to this by now—it’s winter in New England. It’s cold. The storms keep coming. We plow the…

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Top 10 Ways to Save Water in the Kitchen

After sitting two hours in Boston traffic, you decide that an extra stuffed crust pizza with 3 of your favorite toppings from your local pizza joint would suffice for your family dinner. You throw the plates in the dishwasher before tuning into your favorite television show, without realizing that you just used at least 10…

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Fracking: What does it mean for MA and our Water?

Not All Milk and Honey in the Promised Land When corporate natural gas salesman Steve Butler (Matt Damon) shows up to a rural Pennsylvania town, the last thing he expects is spit-fire environmental activist Dustin Noble (John Krasinski) to stand in the way of his plans to convince the whole town to agree to his…

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Water and Health

What is the relevancy between water and health? Everyone has heard that eight cups of water per day is necessary for proper function. But how much water do we really need, and what does it even do? In short, water and health go hand in hand. Here’s why:   What is the science of hydration?…

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True Life of a Plastic Bottle

True Life of a Plastic Bottle We see plastic bottles everywhere, the majority of which can be found in the trash. You may be done with it, but the bottle still has a long way to go before reaching it’s final resting place. Bottled water companies spend millions each year on advertising and Americans purchase an increasing number…

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BeCause Water Interview with Doug Bennett

BeCause Water Interview with Doug Bennett We recently talked to Doug Bennett of the Southern Nevada Water Authority about water sustainability and efficiency. He has worked to maximize water efficiency in one of the driest areas in the country, and knows a great deal about public water management.         BW: What is…

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BeCauseWater Scavenger Hunt

BeCauseWater Scavenger Hunt So the first ever BeCause Water scavenger hunt was held last weekend as we hydrated, educated, and entertained at Greenfest. Congratulations to our $100 1st place winner team, “Hot Chicks with Kids” and to our runner-up Neil the Engineer who won a $50 gift certificate to Game On.        …

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Best MA Beaches Close to Boston

We’ve all done it- it’s that beautiful mid-80′s Saturday morning that screams beach day.  No work duties, plenty of sunblock, but the excuses start to pour in to potentially call of the adventure to the shore.  At the top of the excuses list sits the most deadly: “IT”S TOO FAR”.   Here’s the deal- we…

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What is BPA and What are the Dangers?

Featured Blogger: Coventina I’m on a journey towards sustainability.  I’m your average consumer. I’m not an activist (yet). I’m married, a working mother, a wife, and from New England.  I admit I‘ve been pretty casual about protecting the environment. In the past I’ve even been a bit cynical about “tree huggers.” My thought process has been “I recycle;…

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