The clothes we wear may be killing our planet, and wearing out our waterways, forcing many of us to reassess our fashion choices. The situation was highlighted last week with the screening of RiverBlue at the 2017 Water Docs Film Festival.
As always, Jean Ann shares links about things we want to know about. This provocative short video shows how pipelines are as much an issue in the Peruvian Amazon as here.
Stephanie Boyd, a Canadian filmmaker and storyteller, has lived in Peru for nearly 20 years. This year the Amazon rivers near her have seen 13 pipeline spills, leaving entire communities without drinking water or fish protein. She's trained local radio producers in filmmaking, and together they're working to tell this story.
Canadians are waking up to a two-prong water supply and environmental disaster. For ridiculously low prices, companies are allowed to take millions of litres of our groundwater that, while in abundance now, could be desperately needed down the road by communities with growing populations affected by drought conditions driven by climate change. . . .