by Lisa Mucciacito
Living in manic Manhattan can make a person forget to slow down and appreciate Mother Nature. With this past weekend’s wicked weather, I decided it was high time to hit the water. Saturday I cycled down the Hudson River Greenway and across Brooklyn Bridge. Sunday I boarded an MNR to Milford, CT and hit the beach with my superfly inflatable stingray(hit up Toys R Us if you don’t have one) in Long Island Sound.
(You know you want one)
Bobbing in the Sound, superfly sting and I came to a brilliant idea: it is time to start a Blue Revolution! Water is the ultimate renewable resource. On a global scale, nature provides us with approximately 800 million acre-feet of rain every day. Yup- that sounds like a boatload of water, but, like life, it doesn’t always fall out of the sky in right place at the right time. Since we can’t (always) be rainmakers, we must become better rain keepers: capturing and storing it for—you guessed it—our rainy fund.
Severe Draught Expected to Worsen by John EligonNew York Times, July 19, 2012
You say you want a (Blue) Revolution? Grab your stingray and Ray-Bans and hit the beach with some revolution-worthy reading:
Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crises by Cynthia Barnett
When The Rivers Run Dry by Fred Pearce
The Ripple Effect by Alex Prud’homme
Add your voice to our conversation- we love brainstorming better solutions.
Rev your engines and recruit your friends. Last one in the water is a rotten egg!