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TOPIC: Celebrities and California Drought

Celebrities and California Drought 01 Jun 2015 02:30 #7383

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California is in a serious drought and there have been numerous articles about celebrities with their green lawns, and they have been shamed by the press. In a recent article on Yahoo it claims these celebrities are now letting their lawns go brown, which just shows the power of media into pressuring and advocating water awareness. These celebrities do live well in means and I feel it's important for them to voice what their doing to conserve water to influence others to do the same. Unfortunately it's easier said than done, conserving water is not something people are aware of, we take water for granted, but something like this makes you realize the scarcity of our natural resources.
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Celebrities and California Drought 01 Jun 2015 02:46 #7388

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The weather in California is very dry. And I think many people don't realize that the situation of water is becoming much more serious than before. Because many people still waste the water, even though they don't need such much water to wash something. I think the government should raise many people's attention about the water.
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Celebrities and California Drought 08 Jun 2015 03:50 #7501

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I agree. The water drought is pretty serious. I don't even water my plants until night and if I have leftover bottled water from my carrying it around or anything, I use it for the house plants. And, don't let the water faucet run when I'm using it. I think you're right that powerful public figures being able to say something to raise awareness is important. I was just driving through Sunset Blvd. and the Beverly Hills area and was thinking the same thing about the lawns. And, a number of them were going brown visibly. I always seem to see water pipes breaking and losing a lot of H2O that way, in the news as well. Like the recent one in the Hollywood Hills. It says that the aging water pipes in L.A. have about 1,200 leaks a year.

www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-wat...-20150218-story.html
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Celebrities and California Drought 08 Sep 2015 10:35 #7517

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This is an excellent topic and we can all make a difference. I agree with you Sandy and believe that public figures can make a significant impact to raise awareness. Personally i work and live in Beverly Hills and you would have no idea that we are currently in a drought. As soon as you start to drive outside of my area, you immediately notice that everything is dried out. I constantly see sprinklers on every morning and every night and i strongly believe that residences in this area need to be more aware of how much water they are really using. Moving from the east coast, you don't realize how a state can run out of water and how important it really is. After i moved here and experienced firsthand that it hadn't rained in 6 months i quickly began to comprehend how important it is to conserve water. I brought up this subject in a meeting a few months back and started a committee at work. We have made so many changes since that meeting and i know that every little change counts.
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