Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer is Professor in Science, Technology, and Public Policy in the Hubert H, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Co-Director of the University’s Water Resources Center. She also is Professor in Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health, and is trained as an environmental chemist. She joined the Minnesota faculty in 1987. She studies the processes affecting the behavior of, and exposures to, toxic chemicals in the environment and works on policies to address these potential risks. When not in the classroom or lab, she serves as Chair of the Science Advisory Board of the US EPA and several NAS/NRC committees. In 2009 she received the prestigious Founders Award from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry for lifetime achievement in environmental sciences.
The individuals involved with TEDxUMN have a passion for bringing together the great thinkers at the University of Minnesota and giving them the opportunity to share their ideas worth spreading and to discuss our shared future. We provide these great people the opportunity to share these ideas on a global stage and with an incredibly diverse audience. We believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
If you are passionate and fascinated by hats and love to sport them wherever you go, embroidered hats are perfect for you. Custom embroidered hats as the name suggests hats that have a personalized logo or marketing message embroidered on them.
Custom hats are also very common with sportsmen who are a part of a large team. In such cases, many sportsmen like baseball players prefer names on their hats do not get misplaced with their teammates. Often these hats belonging to sportsmen have the name of their team embroidered on them too.
What is truly unique about embroidered hats is that they turn an otherwise plain cap into whatever we want it to say about our team or us. If we are wearing a plain red hat with nothing on it, then it is simply an addition to what we are wearing that day. However, if we wear a red hat with green mistletoe embroidered on it, now it becomes a very special Christmas cap indeed. Soon our friends will be exclaiming over our special cap, and asking where they too can purchase such a cap.
Another possibility for custom embroidery includes lettering. You can pick from any color of the cap, any color of thread, any font of any size, and your cap can say whatever message you want to send. Do you want to wish the world a good day? Do you have a lazy feeling like Garfield? Would you simply rather be left alone most of the time? You can say anything you want to with customized lettering on your cap. This gives you an opportunity to display your sense of humor, and what you may find funny. You may share a few laughs with people throughout your day.
Custom hats can be anything you want them to be. Do you want your cap to be yours alone, or do you want customized hats for your entire office or team? When you design something that is customized the possibilities are endless, and your own imagination knows no limits. If you can think of it, someone somewhere can put it on a cap for you. Ask your friends for ideas and compare them. Then you can combine your ideas for something that is unique and yet everyone has contributed in their way.
Many sales persons wear these custom hats to advertise their companies’ products or services. They make great billboards at trade shows as well as giveaways to your customers. The embroideries may include the company name and logo. You can choose amongst a variety of colors, deigns and motifs. Many hats also have embroidered cartoon characters on them. If you can think of a design or create a rough draft you can get it imprinted on a hat. An embroiderer can take your design, digitize it, and embroider it onto a variety of products.
What’s the purpose of custom embroidering a hat?
Custom embroidered hats are used for many different reasons and occasions. Wearing custom hats has become quite fashionable. Many companies will convert your team logo or mascot onto your hats for you and your teammates.
If you are finding it difficult to get someone to embroider your hats, you can look do a simple search online. There are a variety of websites offering to make custom hats. All you need to do is register on these websites, choose your cap, color, design, logo or you can let them know the customized text or image you want to be embroidered while placing your order. Many of these websites will also give you a free preview of what your order will look like once done. Remember, bulk orders will get you more hats at a lower price than a single piece. This is the reason why many event management companies, industries, and corporate organizations prefer to place large orders. If you do not want to use the online services, you may get your custom hats done from local embroidery shops. High-quality custom embroidered hats are available at a variety of price points. One that’s sure to fit any budget.
The water we drink, the places we swim, and the plants and animals within our environment are increasingly threatened by one thing–pollution. Agricultural practices, household uses, urban runoff, and other sources significantly impact our communities and the world. The ways we use water, the pollutants found in it, and the issues that challenge its quality must be understood if we are to protect this vital resource. This award-winning program examines the threats, surveys the experts, and challenges you to make a difference through the choices you make.
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Why is water quality important? What are two ways you use water before you get to school each day? In what ways have you taken water for granted?
Who is upstream from you? Downstream? What practices do you see in your area that can negatively affect water quality? What do you do currently that can positively or negatively affect water quality?
What comes to mind when you think of water pollution? Can a stream be perfectly clear and still be polluted? What pollutants are likely problems in your area?
What is hydrology? What is the hydrologic cycle? How does water physically move in your area? How has the hydrology in your area changed?
How can pollution get into the water? What is nonpoint source pollution? What can happen in the hydrologic cycle to move pollutants into the water? How might pollutants enter the water near your home?
6. THE WATERSHED APPROACH
What is a watershed? How does the way we use land affect water quality? What are the potential pollutants in your watershed? What measures could be taken to solve pollution problems in your area?
7. EXCESS NUTRIENTS
What are sources of nutrients in your watershed? What responsibilities do the users of these nutrients have to protect water quality? Are these uses necessary?
8. MANURE MANAGEMENT
What comes to mind when you hear about manure spills or fish kills? How can politicians influence farming practices? How can the economic needs of farmers influence farming practices?
9. URBAN RUNOFF
Describe the hydrology in an urban setting near you. What kind of hydrology was present before this urban setting was built? What pollutants do you see entering the waterways in this area?
10. TAKE ACTION
What water quality measures are being taken in your area? What organizations or groups are involved in these efforts? What actions will you take to improve water quality?
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My take on a 5 stage water filter system. Lowest recurring filter cost. No reverse osmosis drawbacks.
This setup is for a single dedicated drinking water faucet. It has great flow rate for that.
If you are looking to remove chlorine and/or chloramines from your whole house supply, you may need to go BIG.
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Catalytic carbon in large bulk bags (0-150) is the only way to get rid of chloramines from most modern water treatment.
KDF55 only removes chlorine *not* the more dangerous chloramines.
Smaller 4.5″ x 20″ refillable filter canisters *might* be able to cheaply do your whole house or apartment supply.
Have not tested this personally.
Find out what water treatment is used in your area and act accordingly.
http://waterfilters.mercola.com/drinking-water-filter.aspx?x_cid=youtube Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola discusses the different types of water sources your home could have, and why a water filter is essential to your home.
With the flow condition of our drinking water stores, everybody who doesn’t officially own a water filtration system needs to begin considering getting one. There are actually a large number of contaminants that you need to stress over being available in each glass of water that you drink. You require some sort of successful security from these toxic substances in your water, or in the long run, you will languish the results over disregarding the threat.
Could your home advantage from water filtration frameworks? Do you think you would have the capacity to differentiate once the hardware is introduced? On the off chance that you have been interested in what sort of contrast this kind of expansion could make to your home and your family, right now is an ideal opportunity to contact an expert. Investigate the expense and contrast it with the advantages that you will start to see from the very first moment.
Taste Of The Water
Have you ever seen a delayed flavor impression in the wake of getting a charge out of an expansive beverage at home? On the off chance that you make tea or lemonade utilizing the fluid from the kitchen spigot, you may have seen that it doesn’t taste the same as it does originate from an eatery or even a companion’s home. With the assistance of water filtration frameworks, you can dispose of the awful taste and ensure that each drink that you make at home and serve will taste extraordinary. More often than not, the children are the first to notice that their Kool-Aid appears to taste better!
Smell Of The Water
Numerous individuals expect that the rotten egg smell that they notice in the kitchen or washroom might be the aftereffects of an absence of cleaning. They start to feel reluctant about it and endeavor to scour these rooms through and through. Sadly, no measure of cleaning is going to offer assistance. It is not the room that is the issue. It is the fluid originating from the spigots, the sinks and the bathtubs that are bringing on the unpalatable smell. Water filtration frameworks expel the contaminations that cause the scent and guarantee that you are more sure about the way that your home and even your beverages smell.
Less Demanding To Clean the Spots
Besides the odor that you may have suspected was originating from the washroom and kitchen, have you seen that you have a tendency to invest a considerable measure of energy in there cleaning? Are there spots on your fixtures that simply would prefer not to turn out? Shouldn’t something be said about the lines around the latrine bowl that take everlastingly to clean out just to return only a couple short days after the fact? By and by, those pollutions are leaving their blemish on your home and making your occupation more troublesome. While despite everything you have to clean these ranges of your home, you can make certain that it is less bother when you have water filtration frameworks. Numerous property holders are shocked to perceive how much time they were spending cleaning before the gear was introduced.
Take an ideal opportunity to investigate your choices with regards to decontamination. You don’t need to leave with the taste, smell, and additional cleaning time that you might confront now.
An entire house water filtration framework secures you pretty much and also different frameworks that you most likely have in your home as of now and are not presumably mindful of. In each family unit, you will locate an electric circuit box, where power is steered from to every one of the attachments, cookers and lights in your family. In the event that a case you have a computer(s) or a fax machine, then you most likely have a UPS (uninterruptible force supply) connected to between the gadgets and the force attachment on your family unit divider. At your ice chest, it’s imaginable that you have a forced watch or surge defender as well.
My point is that a genuinely substantial number of individuals will contribute boundless measures of cash to ensure electrical gadgets that they purchase with the ‘all forceful’ dollar, yet not the same number of would introduce an entire house water filtration framework to shield themselves from pathogenic microorganisms.
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Out of all the Spartanburg Plumbers, theses guys definitely know their stuff. They came over and replaced a 2″ copper pipe running into my house that was damaged. Water was flying all over the place and I really did not know what to do. One Call Plumbing saved the day. I just wanted to share this quick story with you guys in case you were looking for a really good plumber to help you get the job done right. You can find them at:
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