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Buy Nothing New or Made Just For You

Buy Nothing New or Made Just For You Did you know that… It takes an estimated 2,700 liters of water to produce a cotton t-shirt? It’s estimated that a single piece of plastic will take 1,000 years to decompose? The book printing industry cuts down an estimated 125 million trees a year? Buying new or … Continued

Learn and Share a Climate Change Fact Every Day

Learn and Share a Climate Change Fact Every Day You know the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well have you ever heard “a facet about climate change that is learned and shared with others helps inspire change”? Ok you caught me, I just made that up. But it is true, … Continued

Start a birthday fundraiser to support clean water

We’ve made it easy for you to donate your birthday to clean water! Follow these four easy steps … Water is life and everyone needs it. Many of us have enough ‘stuff’ and giving back also gives us a way to do good in the world. What better way to celebrate your special day than … Continued

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Plastic Bag Ban in Cuyahoga County

Guest Post by: Julia Karlovec, DLDT Intern On May 28, 2019 a county wide ban was passed by the Cuyahoga County Council that prohibits retailers from using both disposable plastic bags and paper bags that are not 100% recyclable. Members of Cuyahoga County Council have been trying to pass this ban for many years with … Continued

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Are We on the Verge of a Plastic Revolution?

Written by: Rachel Onusko Did you know? Only about 9% percent of plastic is actually recycled, with the overwhelming majority being wasted (Source). Since the mass production of plastic began around 1950, more than 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been created. Most of this plastic is used to produce disposable products which ultimately become … Continued

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Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Written by: Hallie Fried, Intern The Problem: Here in Northeast Ohio, we’re lucky enough to be so close to our water supply: Lake Erie. However, there are many people around the world who are born into areas or live in regions that lack clean water. Today, according to the United Nations, more than 40% of people … Continued

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Statement on Flint and Sebring Lead-Water Crises

As we all likely know by now, two cities in our backyards – Flint, Michigan and Sebring, Ohio – are dealing with the aftermaths of lead contamination of their water systems. We have received a number of quests and requests from supporters and partners to give our thoughts on these tragic events. Unfortunately, I am … Continued

Why 4 Miles 4 water is going green

Every year in Northeast Ohio, nonprofits and other organizations host dozens of 5ks, 10ks, marathons, fun runs, and other related events. These occasions tend to do a lot of good for our community: they raise awareness and thousands of dollars for worthwhile causes, promote health and well-being, encourage healthy competition, and bring people together. But have … Continued

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Current Events: One fish, two fish, red paint, blue green algae

Last week, people all over the planet joined together to celebrate World Water Day 2015, which focused on the vital role that water plays in sustainable development. Here at Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc., World Water Day is central to what we do. Our annual World Water Day activities began six years ago with a … Continued

Water is life, but have you ever thought about what that really means?

  World Water Day 2015 is coming up this Sunday, March 22. This year, in advance of this September’s UN summit to create a set of Sustainable Development Goals, World Water Day will focus on the links between water and sustainable development. The axiom that “water is life” has become something of a cliche. But … Continued

Infographic: The water rich vs. the water poor

World Water Day 2015 is this weekend. This year’s event celebrates the vital role that water plays in fostering sustainable development. But it’s also important to remember that, just as levels of economic and social development are uneven worldwide, so too is access to safe drinking water and sanitation uneven. This inequality of water creates … Continued

Current Events: Great Lakes ice, pig poop & artificial glaciers

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it definitely doesn’t feel that way to those of us living in the eastern half of the United States. This month has brought record cold temperatures to much of this part of the country; last Friday, the thermometer dipped to -17ºF at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, … Continued

Road salt is costly & harms our environment. Here’s what can you do about it.

It’s been another wicked winter here in Cleveland. January’s average temperature was just 23°F, according to the National Weather Service, making the month 5.1°F colder than normal. February has been brutally cold, and we have already seen 7 days with sub-zero temperatures this year. The continued cold snaps have largely been accompanied by clipper systems … Continued

It’s time to talk openly about sanitation

Today is World Toilet Day, “a day to raise awareness about all people who do not have access to a toilet.” This year marks the second time that that United Nations has recognized this event. Now, some may find it odd that the world’s supranational governing body would devote an entire day to the symbol of … Continued

Court Case Helps Address Toxic Algae in Lake Erie and the Country

  The federal district court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued a decision (PDF) on Friday, September 20 that could have wide-reaching implications for waterways all across the United States. The case, which pitted the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against a coalition of environmental groups, may change the way that surface runoff and … Continued

Water Resources, Education, and Providing for Those in Need

An article in Lake Erie Living magazine features “Water Warrior” Erin Huber, founder and executive director of non-profit Drink Local. Drink Tap © (DLDT). The article discusses Huber’s goal to teach Clevelanders to protect our water resources and her determination to provide water to a school in Uganda. One of the easiest ways to protect … Continued


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