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This inspiring mom hauls clean water to 250 homes every month

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Moms do so much for us, and none of us would be here without them. So on this Mother’s Day weekend, we wanted to share an inspiring story about one mother (actually, a grandmother!) who goes above and beyond to take care of an entire community.

Darlene Arviso, known as “The Water Lady,” hauls water for Navajo...

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No back yard? No problem - you can compost almost anywhere

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At LCA, we’re always looking for ways to reduce the use of fertilizers — and it’s no secret we’re big fans of composting

But not everyone has an ample back yard, and not every municipality allows compost piles. So what can a would-be composter do? Here are a few ideas.

Drop it off

A number of...

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Green up the garden, not the waterways - over-fertilization causes nutrient pollution

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With spring comes the greening of lawns and gardens — and, by extension, the greening of rivers, streams and other bodies of water. The first is a good...

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World Water Day asks: Why waste water?

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Wednesday, March 22 is World Water Day. This year’s theme is wastewater — or, more specifically, wasting water.

It’s a topic that’s definitely worth a deeper look. Here are some quick facts and figures from World Water Day: (For even more, click on this downloadable World Water Day fact sheet)

Put winter storm preparedness at the top of your list

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With a potentially crippling winter storm all but certain Monday night into Tuesday, it’s a good time to review your storm preparedness.

When it comes to predictions, there are four levels:

  1. Winter Storm Outlook - Winter storm conditions are possible in the next 2 to 5 days.
  2. Winter Weather Advisory - Winter...

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Keyhole garden design holds the key to saving water

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In 2013, we wrote about one of our favorite gardening concepts: hugelkultur, in which large chunks of rotting wood buried deep underneath a garden's soil will save water and, eventually, turn into compost.

Well, we have...

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10 ways to ditch plastics

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Back in January, we wrote about the flood of plastic trash that’s polluting our waterways. We’re going to revisit that post again today, add some more details, and include a few more suggestions about what you can do to reduce your use of plastic.

Plastic is, literally, everywhere. We use plastic utensils, plates, cups and...

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Wet winter helping California recover

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califdroughtmonitorWe’ve posted a few times about the severity of the drought in the Western states – in particular, California. Here’s good news, for a change – the water level in some of the state’s reservoirs is starting to return to normal. A recent article on Read More

Plastics are polluting our waterways

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If you’ve seen The Graduate, you might remember the immortal words of Mr. McGuire to Benjamin Braddock: “There's a great future in plastics.”  

In the 50 years since that movie’s debut, it’s become clear that those were wise words — at least from an investor’s point of view: Civilization has become addicted to plastic. And while...

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Water you waiting for? Teach kids about the importance of H20 today

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It’s no secret that the Earth’s clean water resources are shrinking rapidly. Pollution, waste, drought — all play a role in draining our supplies of potable H20.

There are, of course, many ways we can conserve water. The trouble is, it’s often hard to convince people that water PH65Read More

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