GINTA – Our societal habit of not facing the true cost of life

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A FEW DAYS ago, I was caught, yet again, in a conversation about lawns in Kamloops. How they should be green and the fact that some people manage to maintain them green all summer despite heat and water shortages, is but proof that it can and it should be done. Aesthetics matter.

Indeed, water shortage is not the first thing that comes to mind these days.

After seeing creeks and rivers inflate with snowmelt, and lakes growing to scary sizes, many would think we have too much water to begin with, so why not water lawns daily or at least every other day to prevent dryness from setting in?


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1 Comment on GINTA – Our societal habit of not facing the true cost of life

  1. Agree and mostly practicing already along the lines of what you just wrote, D.
    And think of this: the City, in their infinite lack of wisdom, even waters the highway interchanges! According to our line of thinking that would be considered absurd…

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