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Water Conservation

Baby Steps, Becoming Sustainable, and the Boy Scouts of America

Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu famously said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. That wisdom certainly applies to sustainability. It’s all but impossible for an individual, a family, or a BSA council to fully embrace sustainability overnight. Instead, we start with baby steps—recycling aluminum cans, perhaps, or trading out incandescent…

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Surprising Ways to Save—and Waste—Water

When it comes to water usage, Americans tend to slurp rather than sip. Like Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain,” we blithely splash around in puddles as if we have more water than we know what to do with. As a result, Americans use—and waste—far more water than most other countries. In fact, only…

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WaterSense Means Dollars and Cents for Consumers

“Water, water, everywhere/Nor any drop to drink.” Those familiar words from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” have a decided urgency today. Although 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, less than 1 percent of the planet’s water is available for human use. According to a 2014 U.S.…

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