Cup of the Day #79
Fountain Cup by Gwyneth Leech
India Ink on white cup
Drawn in the window studio, March 2011
After my recent experiences trying to reuse paper cups in coffee bars, I decided to make my cuppa at home, pour it in a paper cup and carry it with me to the window studio. I held the kettle under the faucet and turned the tap. It filled with clean, clear H2O. This is a daily miracle which I never take for granted. In this crowded, impossible metropolis, over 8 million people have access to the finest tap water in the USA. It comes straight from scintillating mountain reservoirs in the Upper Delaware Valley watershed and the Croton Highlands, carried by gravity through cavernous water pipes which are a marvel of engineering. My favorite tea is Scottish Blend which, in Glasgow, we brewed with excellent water flowing from pristine Loch Katrine in the Scottish Highlands. Here on West 47th Street, that tea tastes just as good made with New York City's plain old tap.
by Christy Rupp
And yet every time I went to see the exhibition (apart from the mass of people who came to the opening reception and to a panel talk in January) the gallery has been empty.
By Chris Twomey, 2010
My kettle is full. I turn from the sink, put it on the stove, and after a moment of hesitation...I turn on the gas.
Drinking Water Test Kit, 2010
Educating about gas drilling issues and seeking solutions including legal, regulatory and government reforms
The NYC sister group to Damascus Citizens
Advocate of clean water in New York State and New York City
Affiliated with Riverkeeper
Active in NY State; focused in Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties
Centralized source tracking and visualizing data related to gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region
http://shaleshock.org/Active in the Upstate NY and Finger Lakes region
A national organization for the education, organization and protection of communities from the devastating impacts of oil and gas development
Active in the Catskills region
This compelling Emmy Award winning documentary shows the dirty side of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, an energy source the industry touts as a clean alternative to fossil fuels.
"Everyday Tablecloth Pre-stained
to Match Tainted Well Water"
By Pat Bellant Gillen