Constellation

  Constellation   Get the book here. Explore the series here. . The great astronomer Carl Sagan said “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star stuff.” He reminds us that the stars, the earth, and our bodies share the same basic building blocks. They come from and return to the same places and return to the same places. So when we gaze at the heavens we see where we came from and what we were, where we are going and what we will be. When we gaze at the land we see where and what we are now. In contemplating both we embrace an expanded view of our place in the universe and ourselves.   Things are usually much richer and more complicated than they...

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Drink From A Reusable Water Bottle

  . Try this.   Drink from a reusable water bottle.   Save 167 disposable water bottles per year.   . Why? . Our oceans are full of plastic; beaches are polluted; wildlife is choking. The resources and energy used to produce plastic bottles accelerate climate change. . How does this help? . Switching to a reusable water bottle reduces pollution in three ways; oil used, greenhouse gasses emitted, and bottles thrown away. . How big is the problem? . The global bottled water market is growing rapidly with approximate 600 million households consuming bottled water in 2018. That's more than 100 billion gallons (391 billion liters) of water per year or 1 million bottles per minute. . In 2008 the U.S. used enough plastic water bottles to stretch around the Earth more than 190 times. In 2018 this rose significantly when Americans used 50 billion plastic water bottles, an average of 167 disposable...

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