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This is water on Earth, by the numbers ?

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Where Cleveland's water crlmesfrom: cleveland's water comesfrom Lake Erie. Although Lake Erie tends to get a bad rap for beingpolluted,the water the city usesfor drinking comesfrom the middle of the lake- far enoughaway from the shoreso that you don't haveto worry aboutpollution when you turn on the tap. Where it goes: cleveland and most ofNE ohio is part of the Lake Erie watershed, This meansthat every drop of water that runs into the groundand most of the water that goesdown any pipes,eventuallyruns into in Lake Erie. The picture below showspart of the Lake Erie watershed and someof the smallerwatershedswithin it. Someof Lake Erie,s biggestproblemswith pollution come from industriarplants along the cuyahoga River. Agriculture, including crop farms and livestock operations,also contributesto pollutantsenteringLake Erie. These pollutants tend to be extra nutrients, which can contribute to things like extremebloomsof algae.Algae useup oxygenin the lake, so bloomsof algaecan kill fish.

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Thermoelectric power: water usedin electricplants is heated, turned into steamantl usedto drive turbines which createselectricitv Irrigation: water pumpedonto fields to water crops Public: water for multiple users,including households Industrial: usedin factoriesandprocessingplants Livestock: watering animals and running dairy farms, feedlots and other farm operations Aquaculture: usedfor raising aquaticanimalslike fish and shellfish

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How to find out more: http://www.clevelandwater.com/ http://www.ecocitvcleveland.org/ http://ohiodnr.com/ http://www.epa.gov/ow(this is greatfor you all not in cleveland)

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Where Cleveland's water crlmesfrom: cleveland's water comesfrom Lake Erie. Although Lake Erie tends to get a bad rap for beingpolluted,the water the city usesfor drinking comesfrom the middle of the lake- far enoughaway from the shoreso that you don't haveto worry aboutpollution when you turn on the tap. Where it goes: cleveland and most ofNE ohio is part of the Lake Erie watershed, This meansthat every drop of water that runs into the groundand most of the water that goesdown any pipes,eventuallyruns into in Lake Erie. The picture below showspart of the Lake Erie watershed and someof the smallerwatershedswithin it. Someof Lake Erie,s biggestproblemswith pollution come from industriarplants along the cuyahoga River. Agriculture, including crop farms and livestock operations,also contributesto pollutantsenteringLake Erie. These pollutants tend to be extra nutrients, which can contribute to things like extremebloomsof algae.Algae useup oxygenin the lake, so bloomsof algaecan kill fish.

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Thermoelectric power: water usedin electricplants is heated, turned into steamantl usedto drive turbines which createselectricitv Irrigation: water pumpedonto fields to water crops Public: water for multiple users,including households Industrial: usedin factoriesandprocessingplants Livestock: watering animals and running dairy farms, feedlots and other farm operations Aquaculture: usedfor raising aquaticanimalslike fish and shellfish

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How to find out more: http://www.clevelandwater.com/ http://www.ecocitvcleveland.org/ http://ohiodnr.com/ http://www.epa.gov/ow(this is greatfor you all not in cleveland)

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We Take Crap from BottledWatervs. TapWater By:Luca Haveyoueverhada bottleof DeerParkandthoughtthatit was betterfor youthantap water? lf yousaidyes,you'renotalone.Thisis a common misconception! lt tumsoutthatthereisn'tmuchof a differene betweentap waterand bottledwater.Theonlymajordifferenceis thatthe qualityof bottledwateris consistent whiletapmayhave bacteriaor otherbadstuff,butit usuallydoesn't.Evenif youlivein an areawithbadwaterquality,buyinga waterftlteris probablya betteroptionin thelongrun. Notonlyis the qualityof trapwaterusuallythe sameas bottledwater,butbottledwaterisn'treallyall thatsustainable either. About1.5milliontonsof carbondioxideareemittedto producebotfle water.Eightypercentof the plasticwillwindup in landfills,whereit won'tdegradefor thousandsof years.Thatmakestheenvironment sad.Youdon'twantto makethe environment sad,do you? "Butwhatif I decideto reusethe plasticbotfles?"-Random Questioner Somepeoplemayreusethe bottle,but mostdon't.Whyelse wouldtheycomein packsof 24 or 48 bottles?Someconsumers may thinkit wouldbe cheapto reusethe bottles.lf you'veeverrefilledthe samewaterbotdefor a weekyouwill knowthataftera whilethe bottlestartsto get bentout of shape,crinkled,etc.Thesolution? Don'tusethe disposableplasticbottles!Brilliant!You'reactuallynot supposedto; the plasticcandegradeovertime. 'But whatam I supposedto do whenI go hikingor to the gym?lt mightlookweirdif I wascarryingarounda waterfountain.' Supersturdyreusablewaterboltlesare nowavailable. A , brandcalledSiggis the newest,andthereis alwaystheever-popular Nalgene.Evenbetter(andcheaper!)-youcanreusea glassbotile fromyourold icedtea. Recentlyit hasbeenfoundthattheplastic thatarefoundin Nalgenebottleshavea chemicalcalledBpAwhich canleadto someformsof cancer.Whenbuyinga plasticwater bottle,try to findonethatsaysBPA-free! Andstayhydrated! Globalwarming is makingit preftydam hotoutside.

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by Zena Grecni What's living at Oberlin College? We11, quite a live but the Living Machine few students there, is also alive in the Adam Joseph Lewis Center St.udies. The Living Machine is for Environmental complete ecosystem designed to clean water a toilets and sinks. flushed down the building's It does this by removing solid wastes, nutrients, and germs from water as. it flows through a series of tanks and a gravel marsh. Visitors to the environmental studies center can view part of the Living Machine through windows to a large greenhouse where huge tropical plants gror^r in a few of the tanks, flowering nestled in the thriving marsh. large-scale Oberlin students are behind this which was constructed at the ecology experiment, studies building same time as the environmental Design class in 1999. Students in an Ecological and reuse wastewater envisioned a way to purify rather than pumping it miles in the building plant. away to a smelly wastewate.r treatment When you flush a toilet or run water in a sink in your home or at school, it takes lots of it to the treatment energy even to transport site. Once your wastes (yes, poop, etc. ) are at plant, to treat the treatment the operation them requires even more energy. The water and wastewater treatment sectors account for about 3? of electricity use in the U.S. Most of that electricity i-s used in pumping our drinking processes. water and in wastewater treatment plants Many wastewater treatment dump their into rivers and creeks. "clean" water directly Often times, elements l-ike nitrogen are not removed from treated wastewater, and completely

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Bucket Baths By Ellen Murphy Showeringand bathingeverydayusesa largequantity of fresh,clean water.An alternativeto the usual showerroutine is a bucketbath. I first learnedaboutbucketbathsin India whereeveryonetakesthembecause freshwateris sucha limited resource.A bucketbathis a way to useless waterandconserve,while still fulfilling the needto rub-adub-dub. o o o o o o o o, o o

How To Take a Bucket Bath Find a medium-sized bucketthat holdsa couplegallonsof water Get a small cup or mug, preferablywith a handle Placebucketandcup in the showerstall or tub Fill the bucketwith water Get entire body wet using a couplemugsfull of water Washface andrinse with small amountof water Shampoohair andlatherbodywith soap Rinsehair with a coupleof mugsfull of water Conditionhair Rinsehair and entire body with remainingwater

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Finally,finalsare over!l'm setilingin for a summerof readingthat stack of books I couldn't get to during the schoolyear, attendingnumeroussweatyhouseshowsand wastingendlesshoursin frontof the TV playingGrandTheft Auto IV. Then I get a messageon MySpacefrom Lora... The Kateis Greatof clevelandasksme if I'd liketo writean article about the Great Pacific Garbage patch. Now considermyselfan environmentally-conscious person,but had no idea what the hell she was talking about. So agreed. Basically,the GreatPacificGarbagepatch (GpGp)is a floatinglandfillthe size of the continentalunited states. lt is locatedin the largestuniformoceanrealmon the planet knownas the NorthPacificGyre.In this region,a clockwise rotation of the ocean creates a calm core where waste accumulates, resultingin one of the singlelargestbodiesof pollutionin the world. This is not a new phenomenon; aggregationof debrishas been collectingin this part of the PacificOceansincethe continentsdecidedthey didn'twant to be Pangeaanymore.What changedis the type of waste that is collecting.Prior to human impact, everythingthat accumulatedin said locationdecomposed,but now that 'humans create materials that will ouilive our greatgrandchildren,waste that makes it into the l.lorth plcific Gyre is hanging around a litile longer, resulting in devastatingconsequences. The GreatPacificGarbagePatchis takingits toll on the ecosystemof the ocean. Whales, seals,jellyfishand other marinewildlifeoften mistakefloatingplasticfor food. Once ingestedthe foreignmaterial blocks digestiveand

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How To Take a Bucket Bath Find a medium-sized bucketthat holdsa couplegallonsof water Get a small cup or mug, preferablywith a handle Placebucketandcup in the showerstall or tub Fill the bucketwith water Get entire body wet using a couplemugsfull of water Washface andrinse with small amountof water Shampoohair andlatherbodywith soap Rinsehair with a coupleof mugsfull of water Conditionhair Rinsehair and entire body with remainingwater

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Finally,finalsare over!l'm setilingin for a summerof readingthat stack of books I couldn't get to during the schoolyear, attendingnumeroussweatyhouseshowsand wastingendlesshoursin frontof the TV playingGrandTheft Auto IV. Then I get a messageon MySpacefrom Lora... The Kateis Greatof clevelandasksme if I'd liketo writean article about the Great Pacific Garbage patch. Now considermyselfan environmentally-conscious person,but had no idea what the hell she was talking about. So agreed. Basically,the GreatPacificGarbagepatch (GpGp)is a floatinglandfillthe size of the continentalunited states. lt is locatedin the largestuniformoceanrealmon the planet knownas the NorthPacificGyre.In this region,a clockwise rotation of the ocean creates a calm core where waste accumulates, resultingin one of the singlelargestbodiesof pollutionin the world. This is not a new phenomenon; aggregationof debrishas been collectingin this part of the PacificOceansincethe continentsdecidedthey didn'twant to be Pangeaanymore.What changedis the type of waste that is collecting.Prior to human impact, everythingthat accumulatedin said locationdecomposed,but now that 'humans create materials that will ouilive our greatgrandchildren,waste that makes it into the l.lorth plcific Gyre is hanging around a litile longer, resulting in devastatingconsequences. The GreatPacificGarbagePatchis takingits toll on the ecosystemof the ocean. Whales, seals,jellyfishand other marinewildlifeoften mistakefloatingplasticfor food. Once ingestedthe foreignmaterial blocks digestiveand

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A Srony Or Wernn BYMATTIE REITMAN

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l-Sto"y of The OnondagaNation The OnondagaNalionof-centralNew York forms the backboneof the H,audenosaunee (aJs9known t oquoir; confederacg oi'i"ii.r, ,rrr, "r tli"oii"g. u's. constitution isbased. I went

st;;;uniuority, whichis situated onrandthatstill r"guirvu"r""g.," "t irr"-d*ougr, *o hadthefortuneof hearing uuouttruli.iory of theonondaga randand peopleon a few occasions. fhe-pnondagaarel<nownfor their readershipin peaceand unification. As I leamedfrom JeanneandAudrey shenandoahand radadaho sid Hill aboutsomeonondagantraaitions,it becameclear to me that their culture wasone of Rleca}tion *p"ct, *a thanks. o" daysof the year,like the beginningof trt.i"ity ".rt"i, rrarves! everyone in the community

comes:.e*:lh theLoni y.9u.9to gi'rne ir,*ilr. uv is rougrr" butit goessomethinilike thi* ;;" ryemory ..give fi;;ays thanksforpumpkins,lanqthe.n saysit toq *J ti.n someone ""r.yoir ersesays"givethanks "tse for crouds"ano etc.etc.until everyoneis satisfiedwith a[ trr" "*.yon" "-rr. ,aysi! rrr"*J,rr"i i"re given. .Thisperemony usuallylastsfor hours.

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Theonondagaarealsoknownfor onondaga Lake,thesiteof the foundingof theHaudenosaunâ&#x201A;Źe coniJ"*ry. Thislakeusedto bethe drinkingwatersourcefor thewhore*u. et", theindustrialrevolution however'manufaeturing andchemi""i (notabryHoneywet) treatedthelakeasa dumpingground.roday, "o-p*i.stlr. ott"r+.ig"i"r." i, trr" 2oo mostpoiluted rakeinthJwl.rJtr*"io r" ci"r*"uyii rr," siteand.ftdbv;;t tot"""ry streams lakeis-asuperfirnd thatarethemserves superfundsites.Theg*d"gu i.*uinr'iou""essibre to thepublic, neighbored by r-81 oelinv uq{;;i*"ed 4.5 miirion lq** r"* 1! recreation entertarnment complex. 1md

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l-Sto"y of The OnondagaNation The OnondagaNalionof-centralNew York forms the backboneof the H,audenosaunee (aJs9known t oquoir; confederacg oi'i"ii.r, ,rrr, "r tli"oii"g. u's. constitution isbased. I went

st;;;uniuority, whichis situated onrandthatstill r"guirvu"r""g.," "t irr"-d*ougr, *o hadthefortuneof hearing uuouttruli.iory of theonondaga randand peopleon a few occasions. fhe-pnondagaarel<nownfor their readershipin peaceand unification. As I leamedfrom JeanneandAudrey shenandoahand radadaho sid Hill aboutsomeonondagantraaitions,it becameclear to me that their culture wasone of Rleca}tion *p"ct, *a thanks. o" daysof the year,like the beginningof trt.i"ity ".rt"i, rrarves! everyone in the community

comes:.e*:lh theLoni y.9u.9to gi'rne ir,*ilr. uv is rougrr" butit goessomethinilike thi* ;;" ryemory ..give fi;;ays thanksforpumpkins,lanqthe.n saysit toq *J ti.n someone ""r.yoir ersesays"givethanks "tse for crouds"ano etc.etc.until everyoneis satisfiedwith a[ trr" "*.yon" "-rr. ,aysi! rrr"*J,rr"i i"re given. .Thisperemony usuallylastsfor hours.

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Theonondagaarealsoknownfor onondaga Lake,thesiteof the foundingof theHaudenosaunâ&#x201A;Źe coniJ"*ry. Thislakeusedto bethe drinkingwatersourcefor thewhore*u. et", theindustrialrevolution however'manufaeturing andchemi""i (notabryHoneywet) treatedthelakeasa dumpingground.roday, "o-p*i.stlr. ott"r+.ig"i"r." i, trr" 2oo mostpoiluted rakeinthJwl.rJtr*"io r" ci"r*"uyii rr," siteand.ftdbv;;t tot"""ry streams lakeis-asuperfirnd thatarethemserves superfundsites.Theg*d"gu i.*uinr'iou""essibre to thepublic, neighbored by r-81 oelinv uq{;;i*"ed 4.5 miirion lq** r"* 1! recreation entertarnment complex. 1md

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Representatives from theonondagaNationhaveparticipated in many local andglobalgatheringsto addiesstheseproblems. To me,they,rea greatandvery real olnegnle.fighting fo, l justice. :l1pl" The Principlesof Environmental lusticeldraftedat"nnironrn"nt TheFirst National Peopleof color EnvironmentalJusticedummit in 199r, is a iz point documentthat makesthe caseagainstharming the natuiJenvironment, especiallyasit affectspeople. ihir id"u has s=ince beenintefiretedand distortedby-corporationsandgovernmentbodies suchastheEpA - it,s beenalteredfrom "don'tpollyt",uoyon";to',pollute p";pi";q;ty,,, but that'sbetterthanhow it was before. Furtheringthemovementfor environmental justice,the Onondaga t:on t.engagedin a revolutionarylandrights action,which _tj11".1T armsto restoreecologicarbaranceanddemocratic dec-ision-making to the land they rightfully own. They taughtme to give thanksfor water. A_Storyof Coal Sludgeand Streams About half of the electricityin this countrycomes from coar. Ail of that coal comesout of the ground,andmosrofmut g"il h;;;.Je fiving on or near it. I first learnedaboutthe atrocitiesbeingcommitted by the coarindusby, in Appalachia,in the *irti.r orz006. Roughly, l{i**tv whatthey do is blastout dirt andcoal seams,remove at the coar,fi"iit" with an enormousamountof water and chemicarr to pr"pur" ii r.."our a" powerplants,andthendumpthat water backwheretir" were. This is a recipefor disaster. "oui*Joirt

I heardthe phrase"water table" a numberof times beforeI everreally understoodwhat it meani Basically, it's this big undergroundoceanof water betweenthe surfaceand a rock or clay layer;that travelsthrough the groundand mixes all around. were you ever frustratedlike I was when digging a hole at the beach,when it would fill in with water? You're like 15feet from the edgeof the ocean,whereis that water comingfrom??? The watertable is what makeswells, which areparticularly commonin coalminingregionsbecauseof the terain, possibleandproductive.The long and shortof this story is that there are a bunchof coalfield communitieswith batteryacid,dieselfuel, anda bunchof otherstuffin their water,andtheyve got no choicebut to bathein ig cook with it, and drink it. Therearealsoa bunchof communities,especiallyherein Ohio,that arethreatened by new coalmining aselectricdemands increase. With water,whenyou input onething in one place,all the suddenifs ever5rwhere. As electricconsumers, we owe it to thesefolks to do some researchandtake action. Water is saidto be "the next oil" and is increasinglyrecognizedas a valuableand finite comrnodity. We must find anotherway, onethat resistsprivatizationof our naturalresources,empowerslocal communities,and actsin respectandharmonywith the earth. Give thanksfor water. Resourcesfor further readingand action: Ilas.com -GreywaterGuerri -OnondagaNation.org -Wikipedia.orglwiki/cochabambajrotests*of 2000 -SludgeSaftey.org -Citizen.org/cmep/Water -EJnet.org/ej You canget in touch with me at matt[at]energyjustice.net -Thanksfor reading,m!-

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Representatives from theonondagaNationhaveparticipated in many local andglobalgatheringsto addiesstheseproblems. To me,they,rea greatandvery real olnegnle.fighting fo, l justice. :l1pl" The Principlesof Environmental lusticeldraftedat"nnironrn"nt TheFirst National Peopleof color EnvironmentalJusticedummit in 199r, is a iz point documentthat makesthe caseagainstharming the natuiJenvironment, especiallyasit affectspeople. ihir id"u has s=ince beenintefiretedand distortedby-corporationsandgovernmentbodies suchastheEpA - it,s beenalteredfrom "don'tpollyt",uoyon";to',pollute p";pi";q;ty,,, but that'sbetterthanhow it was before. Furtheringthemovementfor environmental justice,the Onondaga t:on t.engagedin a revolutionarylandrights action,which _tj11".1T armsto restoreecologicarbaranceanddemocratic dec-ision-making to the land they rightfully own. They taughtme to give thanksfor water. A_Storyof Coal Sludgeand Streams About half of the electricityin this countrycomes from coar. Ail of that coal comesout of the ground,andmosrofmut g"il h;;;.Je fiving on or near it. I first learnedaboutthe atrocitiesbeingcommitted by the coarindusby, in Appalachia,in the *irti.r orz006. Roughly, l{i**tv whatthey do is blastout dirt andcoal seams,remove at the coar,fi"iit" with an enormousamountof water and chemicarr to pr"pur" ii r.."our a" powerplants,andthendumpthat water backwheretir" were. This is a recipefor disaster. "oui*Joirt

I heardthe phrase"water table" a numberof times beforeI everreally understoodwhat it meani Basically, it's this big undergroundoceanof water betweenthe surfaceand a rock or clay layer;that travelsthrough the groundand mixes all around. were you ever frustratedlike I was when digging a hole at the beach,when it would fill in with water? You're like 15feet from the edgeof the ocean,whereis that water comingfrom??? The watertable is what makeswells, which areparticularly commonin coalminingregionsbecauseof the terain, possibleandproductive.The long and shortof this story is that there are a bunchof coalfield communitieswith batteryacid,dieselfuel, anda bunchof otherstuffin their water,andtheyve got no choicebut to bathein ig cook with it, and drink it. Therearealsoa bunchof communities,especiallyherein Ohio,that arethreatened by new coalmining aselectricdemands increase. With water,whenyou input onething in one place,all the suddenifs ever5rwhere. As electricconsumers, we owe it to thesefolks to do some researchandtake action. Water is saidto be "the next oil" and is increasinglyrecognizedas a valuableand finite comrnodity. We must find anotherway, onethat resistsprivatizationof our naturalresources,empowerslocal communities,and actsin respectandharmonywith the earth. Give thanksfor water. Resourcesfor further readingand action: Ilas.com -GreywaterGuerri -OnondagaNation.org -Wikipedia.orglwiki/cochabambajrotests*of 2000 -SludgeSaftey.org -Citizen.org/cmep/Water -EJnet.org/ej You canget in touch with me at matt[at]energyjustice.net -Thanksfor reading,m!-

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