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Keeping an Eye on Conservation

Conservation in the post-drought era On the heels of one of the worst droughts in California history – and in the face of a rapidly changing climate and increasingly erratic weather patterns – San Diego Coastkeeper advocated for statewide legislation that would make efficient water use the norm for our region and improve water supply …

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March 23 – Will You Ride The Tide With Us?

  Grab a friend and your bike and get ready to be inspired.   We are thrilled to be partnering with our friends at San Diego Sustainable Living Institute and Catching H2O for an all-levels bike ride on Saturday, March 23, featuring some amazing behind-the-scenes local work in sustainable living. We’ll be cruising through the …

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The Water In Your Plastic

  At the end of each year, we take some time to look at all the items of trash beach cleanup volunteers found on San Diego’s beaches over the past twelve months. We look at the numbers, compare them to years past, and write up and share those results and our thoughts on our beach …

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You are watering your lawn with drinking water

During the last stretch of drought, you heard us advocating consistently for a radical restructuring of our relationship with water here in San Diego. In a drought-prone region like ours – and with climate change leading to increasing uncertainty when it comes to accessing reliable water supplies – using water wisely is only growing in …

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The Water-Energy Nexus: A Deeper Look

The Water-Energy Nexus Revisited:  Water Conservation, Potable Reuse, and Desalination Water and energy are fundamentally and inextricably connected. In our last article on the subject, we introduced the water-energy nexus and explored the greenhouse gas and climate impacts of the 48 terawatt-hours of electricity used every year to power the transportation, treatment, and disposal of …

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A Foodie Talks Water

Loving Food, Caring About The Environment If you’re anything like me, you’re a bit of an amateur foodie. You might watch cooking shows like nobody’s business, get excited to try new trendy restaurants, or occasionally pay too much at overpriced coffee shops. Like me, you might also be constantly bombarded with doom-and-gloom messages about our …

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So you want to speak at a City Council meeting

Good, you should. The local-level advocacy of sharing your opinion with your policymakers is your democratic right. We’re writing this blog post in early October, 2018, because the San Diego City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposed ordinance limiting polystyrene foam on Monday, October 15, and the “styrofoam ban” could use your support. …

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