The fires in southern California accent but unconsciously deflect from the huge water shortage in so many parts of the country. If you’ve seen news about the drought in Georgia, you’ll know there’s a lake (Lanier) that’s drying up and putting Atlanta at risk. (My father’s father’s mother’s people were displaced when the lake was created, so I’m seeing ancestral land for the first time.)
There are a lot of ideas about what’s the best way to save water — like saving oil and electricity or choosing the best organic food first — but some are trivial and others impractical or foolish. (Like switching to bottled water from tap.)
So let’s start here: what would you be willing to change first to save water?