oh, vegas.

i just read this article on re-nest about las vegas' water dilemma.
"The Las Vegas Valley Water District is paying its residents to rip up their lawns in order to save water. Over the top? Brilliant? Too little too late? Well, here are the facts: Residents and businesses who qualify, can expect to be paid $1.50 for every square foot of grass they replace with water-efficient landscaping. According to Planetsave, in the first eight years of the measure, about six square miles of grass have been eliminated, saving 18 billion gallons of water."


these are some thoughts:
1.) bellagio water show: resourceful? water evaporates? non-resourceful? bizarre, absurd? i think ill vote on the bizarreness.
2.) i want REAL grass. no fake grass. i don't care if people can't "notice" the difference. I DO, and I refuse to put gross fake grass on my frontyard. all this fakeness that las vegas has, i can't take it anymore. i want to go see venice, i don't want to go to the venetian casino. i want to go see the real paris, france, the real eiffel tower and not go to paris hotel/casino with the mini "eiffel tower restaurant".
i can't stand it!!!!!!
3.) when i start a family with kids and such, i want to teach them to mow the lawn. its healthy. and natural. my parents taught me. (raised in southern california)
4.) decision: we are relocating. not just because the water issue. i just need to re-locate to a naturally green area and our careers: currently looking with ben in seattle.

For full article go to:
http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/gardening/las-vegas-water-smart-landscapes-program-043693

Related articles:
http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2008/nov/13/how-green-our-valley/

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citysage said...

Hi Joanita! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for your lovely comment. If you make that recipe you'll have to let me know how it turns out!

My family is from Reno so I'm familiar with all the water panic that goes on in Nevada---a move to Seattle certainly would solve that problem! Plus I hear it's a beautiful city in general ;)

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