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My Interview With Gary White, Co-Founder, Water.org

Posted 12.01.2016

“It’s really expensive to be poor.” That’s a rock star, quoting a celebrity. Well, a water rock star. That’s Water.org co-founder Gary White quoting his friend and colleague Matt Damon. I recently got to spend time with Gary at the South By Southwest Eco Conference in Austin, Texas, and he told me how he cofounded […]

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8 EnviroThings You Don’t Have to Worry About in Vegas

Posted 11.28.2016

At least if you’re staying at the swanky Las Vegas Sands properties I recently got a “back of house” tour of the huge Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) property on the Strip, thanks to Jenny Yu-Mattson, Executive Director of Global Sustainability. LVS hosts some 50,000 visitors per day (18 million per year!) in more than […]

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Why Austinites Should Care About Standing Rock

Only about 1 in 3 Americans know the natural source of their drinking water. They turn on their tap, the water always comes out — even in extreme drought — and so there is seemingly no need to understand the infrastructure it takes to get water from lakes and rivers to the tap. I wonder […]

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This Black Friday, Don’t Shop – Go Outside

Don’t look for me lined up outside a big box department store before dawn come Black Friday. Any camping out I do will involve dirt, hooting owls and hiking boots. Same goes for Valerie Salinas-Davis, co-founder and chief executive officer at EnviroMedia, an Austin-based advertising and public relations firm that focuses on the environment and […]

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#OptOutside: A Great Way To Not Do Something I Hate

Posted 11.21.2016

I hate shopping. So you sure won’t find me in line at Best Buy, Target or Toys R Us this week on Black Friday. In fact, I’ll do anything to avoid going inside a store any day of the year, and if I can buy it online I will. In the past six months I’ve […]

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Dispatches From Standing Rock: Day 3

Posted 11.18.2016

  When I was in the fourth grade, my Grandma was visiting my family when we were stationed at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in 1972. It was time to take Grandma back to the bus station for her trip home to Tulsa, and I’ll never forget overhearing from the backseat her telling my […]

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Dispatches from Standing Rock: Day 2

Posted 11.16.2016

Honestly. I was worried. Today, I witnessed a couple hundred of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies orchestrate with great savvy demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the capital city of Bismarck, North Dakota, today. After the six-hour experience, as the sun was going down, I was impressed but felt in […]

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Dispatches From Standing Rock: Day 1

Posted 11.14.2016

Only about one in three Americans knows the natural source of their drinking water. They turn on their tap, the water always comes out (even in extreme drought) and so there is seemingly no need to understand the infrastructure it takes to get water from lakes and rivers to the tap. I wonder what the […]

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Huffington Post: Rio Olympics may be over, but water woes are not

Posted 08.26.2016

Huffington Post: Rio Olympics may be over, but water woes are not View on Huffington Post Green pool water. Raw sewage. Horrible traffic. Those are issues being cited in post-mortem write-ups on the 31st Olympic Games hosted by Rio De Janeiro. Considering the pre-games news about Zika virus and global terrorist threats, I say bravo […]

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Ventura County Star: Valerie Salinas-Davis, Jared Bouchard: Why infrastructure should matter to water ratepayers

Posted 07.12.2016

View on Ventura County Star It’s Infrastructure Week, when a nonpartisan coalition of public- and private-sector groups promote the need for government to invest in roads, bridges, rails, ports, airports, pipes, the power grid and broadband. The mantra is #InfrastructureMatters, and the call to action? “Leaders at all levels are going to need to finally […]

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