Save Our Sushi
At HipGuide, we're just not crunchy.
We didn't read "Fast Food Nation" because we were afraid it would interfere with our ability to
throw cash at Peter Luger's Steakhouse!
So when we were told: water issues were hip, we thought
But being told that in your future, the bottled water we love so much could cost $100, or
there might be no more sushi for us (life without Kitana! no Sushi Samba! fish-less Nobu?!?!?!),
or when we go to L.A. in 2020 that there won't be tap water!?!??!
We freaked out.
Mercury lead and aluminum have washed up onto the shores of Brazil.
Fancying a trip to Capri this summer?
Water species in the Mediterranean have been eating garbage and their own waste to avoid
Live in L.A.?
In 2020, you won't have enough water.
Eating a small amount of fish from a contaminated waterway is even more dangerous than
drinking water from the contaminated source for 100 years.
Bad night out at Rehab or Crobar?
Diarrhea kills over 2 million (mostly kids) a year.
Since we mostly write about $300 bottles of Dom, if we dedicate our voice to something
else, you know it's pretty important. We learned this crash course, in little notsoHipBites.
And we included awesome, hiptips at the bottom for you...
*Every 8 seconds a child dies from water contamination.
*10,000 people die every day from water and sanitation related diseases
*1.5 mill people get Hepatitis A annually.
*1.3 billion people have no access to clean water.
*2.4 billion people have no access to sanitation services.
*1/3 of the world's people do not have access to waste disposal.
*22% of the world lives in China and 80% of it's waterways are too polluted for consumption.
*17 of the world's fastest growing cities with populations over 10 mill are in developing nations.
*60% of disease is caused by deficient water supply.
We thought it was readily avail. and our biggest problem was Fiji or Glaceau!
At the fabulous Issey Miyake, Joseph La Piana exhibit we cornered Warren Liebold, at
Conservation for New York. He had some super tips not as boring as your usual "don't flush
mumbo jumbo" (who does that, euuwww.)
What can you do? He said:
*If you can hear your toilet "running", there are hundreds of gallons
flowing down the drain each day. Test a tank- and- bowl- type toilet
for leaks by placing some vegetable dye in the tank and waiting 5-10 minutes
to see if any shows up in the bowl.
*Don't use in- tank toilet cleaners, they corrode the flapper and cause leaks.
In-bowl cleaners are fine.
*Use a water-saving showerhead.
*Don't wash less than a full load of clothes. Even washers which say they
have settings for partial loads of wash run less efficiently in that mode
and use the same amount of electricity.
*Modern dishwashers, if run only when full or close to it, are probably more
water- efficient than doing dishes by hand.
*If you see an open hydrant call 311.
Sure your parents didn't teach you how to Fed Ex your leftover water at dinner
to needy countries but from saving your sushi to keeping the world alive, there's nothing
Some cool sites!