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Monday, October 18, 2010

Mother Pelican & Greywater

The Pelican Web publishes the monthly, free subscription, open access Mother Pelican, the PelicanWeb's Journal of Sustainable Development. The journal provides a monthly digest on current research pursuant to enhancing human solidarity, environmental sustainability, democratic governance, supporting technologies, and both secular and religious non-violence. If you are not familiar with this site, it is worth a visit simply because there are a million different links to information on sustainability and sustainable development. There are many papers by world-class scholars on these topics that have been prepared specifically for this journal.

The connection to greywater? The Pelican Web has many, but the one that caught my eye was Arcata Educational Farm that is linked to Humboldt State University in northern California. Students have been studying greywater at this farm for quite some time; here is their recently-updated research. They developed a constructed wetland to treat greywater. Seems to be working just fine, just like other constructed wetlands designed to treat greywater in other countries. Just don't expect to see something this creative or innovative in Oregon based on my review of the Graywater Advisory Committee meeting minutes and agenda which indicated that they finished their work on October 14. I congratulate the committee members for their hard work. Here's hoping Oregon does not repeat the Wisconsin situation.

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