Category Archives: Environment

The Volcanic Water of Waiakea Water

Have you ever imaged drinking water that has been filtered by volcanic rocks? Well if you have your wish has come true with the bottled water Waiakea Water. This article discusses the unique properties behind the new craze in bottled water. This water is filtered and packaged in Hawaii which the author explained, how could a person not want water from Hawaii. Waiakea Water has a prime selling point with having their water created in Hawaii. The article starts off with the author explaining how the sale of bottled water was unheard of years ago because their faucet water was pretty clean and in today’s age, bottled water is a billion-dollar business. The author even jokingly compared selling bottled water to selling rays of sunshine and purified air. Both might seem weird but so would selling bottled water years ago. The article also touches on how plastic bottles are dangerously polluting our oceans and how some countries pour millions of plastic bottles in the ocean every year. That’s why the author is liking Waiakea Waters, they are one of the first companies to have biodegradable bottles and they only use recycled plastic to create their bottles.



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Waiakea Water is the brainchild of Ryan Emmons who saw an opportunity to bring the world something new and since it was created in 2012 the company has seen a lot of growth. The water that is sold is rain or snow water that runs down the volcano Mauna Loa located on the Big Island of Hawaii. This idea came to him when he finally realized that he has been drinking some of the purest water in the world and decided to share it.




The water goes through 14,000 feet of volcanic rock which it picks up nutrients. Some people have said that the purest filter water has an alkaline level of pH 7 whereas Waiakea Water has a natural alkaline level of pH 7.8 to 8. Waiakea Waters is a ten-million-dollar company and is protected to continue to grow since the world is loving their amazing pure water on earth. See This Page for related information.



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Pacific Coast Leaders Announce Energy/Environmental Partnership

Political leaders from three states in the American West and from a Canadian province have announced a partnership dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting renewable energy. Known as the North America Climate Leadership Agreement, the plan was launched at a recent gathering in San Francisco.
The joint meeting featured Mary Polak, the environment minister of British Columbia, and the respective governors of three American states, California’s Jerry Brown, Oregon’s Kate Brown and Washington’s Jay Inslee. Also participating in the new agreement were the mayors of Vancouver, Canada, and five American West Coast cities, including San Francisco and Los Angeles, which comprise what is known as Pacific Coast America. More information about the agreement is available at
The partnership emphasizes cooperation between different states and countries in reducing pollution and increasing reliance on clean energy sources. It also recognizes the need for such cooperation in dealing with environmental dangers, which do not respect national and international borders. Participants hope to reach their goals through methods that are outlined in the agreement, including the expanded use of green energy technology and zero-emission vehicles. Those attending the event also signed the Pacific Coast Climate Leadership Action agreement, which updated previous plans with regard to such issues as ocean acidification and the integration of renewable energy sources into existing power systems.
Pacific Coast America is home to more than 50 million American and Canadian citizens, and as a unit represents the world’s fifth largest economy.

Styrofoam in San Francisco

Late last month, San Francisco issued the country’s most far-reaching ban on styrofoam, and it got a lot of press.

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is among the most liberal governing bodies in the United States and certainly in the Western U.S. more specifically. Passing this ban on styrofoam didn’t really take much courage for San Francisco politically, if you look at the numbers. However, it’s an important policy item that is part of a necessary, action-oriented solution to climate change. Styrofoam’s impact on the earth merits discussion, and San Francisco deserves kudos for bringing it to the forefront of discussion around sustainability in a way that no other city except for Boulder, Colorado has.

Styrofoam is difficult to decompose, and can sit in garbage dumps for hundreds of years before it even starts to decompose. So, if you drink and eat out of a styrofoam cup once a week for a 40-year long career, you could potentially create thousands and thousands of “permanent” pieces of garbage that the earth can’t get rid of. That’s pretty scary.

Many of you reading this might not care as much about the environment, which is fine, but if you can reduce your carbon footprint by not even trying, why wouldn’t you want to make that possible? Fighting in your city for a ban on most styrofoam, or supporting those who are, is one way for you to protect the health of our planet.

San Francisco did it. Why can’t your city?