Peeing in the shower – “Go With The Flow”

Urinating in the shower saves water and paper waste, also reduces point-source pollution (“the solution to pollution is dilution”, allowing for natural environmental processes to break it down.  I’m not sure I could do it though. Kids at East Anglia University in England are promoting this – it would save swimmingpoolsfull of water each year.http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-29552557…

Sorry to sound like a broken record, but Plan Ahead And Prepare!

http://gawker.com/brooklyn-man-vanishes-while-on-yoga-retreat-in-mexico-1677123622http://www.ny1.com/content/news/221277/brooklyn-man-who-went-missing-in-mexico-found-dead/ Terribly prepared man dies while hiking in Mexico.  RIP Hari. Lowlights from the article: accidentally summitted another mountain “I’m not exactly sure how to get down” the phone company released all the information from Khalsa’s phone but said the GPS had been turned off before his disappearance was reportedly carrying with him only a…

MATC caretakers bring down thousands of pounds of trash

 I met Ian last year while camping at the Horns Pond shelter area.  He single-handedly triggered an avalanche of volunteer work which cleaned up an old Fire Warden’s cabin site (of which I played one small part).   Over the years the place had been completely trashed out. http://www.matc.org/assets/Resolved-Refuse-Removal-ATJourneys-MarApr2014.pdf The MATC caretakers at Horns Pond in…

Don’t pee in the pool!

Absent any recent knowledge about chemistry, and also a pre-21st century mindset that the world was large, and that actions in 1 place don’t impact others, they dumped chemical weapons into the ocean. http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/65000-tonnes-nazi-chemical-weapons-were-dumped-baltic-sea-70-years-ago.html Sadly this seems to still be common, albeit regulated practice: http://www.gc.noaa.gov/gcil_mp_ocean_dumping.html