Environment

Infographic: 2010 Water Consumption in the U.S.

 

I know we like to share infographics, we find their ability to share our consumption in interesting ways helps us all better understand the impact of our plastic water bottle habit.  Check out this one below from Do The Reuse Challenge that equates our U.S. water bottle consumption to fueling school buses. No matter how you look at it, we’re way over-consuming plastic.

It’s why we’re focused on giving you a better and more beautiful option.

Credit: Do the Reuse Challenge

Edward Burtynsky: A Visual Story of Our Impact on Our Environment

In 2005, now 5 years ago, TED awarded renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky its annual TED Prize. We’ve heard of Burtynsky’s work and his passion to document our human impact on our world. His riveting, and at times near horrific, landscape images captivated us and clearly the people at TED. His video below, which includes his images, is a compelling message for all of us to move towards sustainability.

What do you think? Have you found images that changed your own behavior? Send us a link.

Stop Drinking Bottled Water

It seems easy enough to stop drinking water bottled in plastic, yet, we’re primed for convenience. It’s easy enough to buy a bottle at the convenience store, out at a sporting event, or on a long road trip.  And bottled water marketers are selling you a vision – spring pools of fresh water, mountain streams ripe for crisp, cool, refreshment. It’s a sham. Here’s a great infographic from the creative team at Term Life Insurance.

Term Life Insurance
Via: Term Life Insurance

The (Not So) Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Have you heard about it – the large patch of floating plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It’s there, it’s real and what you may not know is that it’s not made up of plastic bags and empty bottles. It’s made up of billions of tiny pieces of plastic, and it’s basically invisible unless you’re floating in it. While this might seem better to be in tiny pieces, it’s actually much worse for the environment—and for you. The great team at GOOD, develop this Transparency – a look at the Pacific Gyre and the plastic floating in it.

Gyre illustration by Jacob Magraw-Mickelson

What do you think? How can we help minimize plastic in our oceans?

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