Drinking Fountains for London

Drinking Fountain Sign

Drinking Fountain Sign

London’s new drinking fountains a challenge to bottled water industry

London may soon follow in the footsteps of Bundanoon, the Australian town that last week banned bottled water and set up drinking fountains for thirsty locals.

The capital’s first water stations will be set up this month in a move that could have serious repercussions for the £1.5bn-a-year bottled water industry, with companies finding it increasingly difficult to justify their carbon footprint as the quality of tap water improves.
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I was bemoaning the lack of drinking fountains yesterday and remembering an article I read about the ban on bottles water in Bundanoon and then saw this article on the very subject in the Observer a few hours later.
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The Howies Do Lectures

The Do Lectures web site has been up for a few weeks now which has given me time to view a few of the videos, some quite interesting talks on there.

The Do Lectures Website Page Capture

The Do Lectures Website Page Capture

The talks were organised by Howies, a clothing company based in Cardigan Bay in West Wales. The concept of the talks is pretty simple, invite people, 20 in all, to talk about what they ‘Do’. The lectures are aimed at spreading innovative ideas about design and living with a strong emphasis on environmentalism.

I particularly liked the talks by Ken Yeang and Michael Braungart.