California's Carcinogens

This short video talks briefly about recent legislation that may enable carcinogens to find their way into California's drinking water. Unsafe levels of Chromium 6 is the culprit of contamination in this case, and it seems they could be here to stay after a judge in May ruled that previous restrictive legislation was not written properly.   

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World Water Day Announcement!

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Sustainable Surf on their latest initiative, DIYH20, which is aimed at showing people how anyone can become water self-reliant by producing their own supply of water with atmospheric water collection.   As a start, we will be installing a Skywater Atmospheric Water Generator at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano.

Join us Friday, April 7th at the Ecology Center to get a sip of fresh water made from air, and enjoy the launch of DIYH20 and view a screening of Cyrus Sutton's new film 'Island Earth'


How Much Water Does Your Family Use?

A recent article by National Geographic illustrates the massive difference in water consumption in different parts of the world.  It is especially important that we are conscious of how much water we use, because clean fresh water is a critical resource even if it is easily available for us.  

"From India to Bolivia, it was always the women who knew exactly how much water their family needed.

When photographer Ashley Gilbertson sat down in households across six countries to document water access for UNICEF, he’d ask them to tally their daily usage. Then he’d display the total amount used in plastic containers filled from the local source."

CLICK HERE to read the full story and see the photographs from National Geographic

David Hertz speaking at Lake Nona Impact Forum February 16

The Lake Nona Impact Forum is welcoming some of the world's top thought leaders to explore the intersections of wellness, technology, sustainability, and education.

David Hertz is honored to be presenting at the Impact Forum with Deepak Chopra and other visionaries.   They will discuss new social paradigms for how we can interact with our communities.


The Lake Nona Impact Forum is committed to unlocking innovation to create sustainable health communities and advance quality of life by exploring the intersections of wellness, sustainable living and education.

An invitation-only event, the Lake Nona Impact Forum convenes over 250 thought leaders from business, academia, government and industry sectors who are driving creative, innovative health and wellness solutions, which move the needle on health care expenditures nationally and globally.

Drawing nationally recognized speakers, past events have included: Alex Gorsky, CEO & Chairman, Johnson & Johnson; John Chambers, CEO, Cisco; Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent , CNN; Arianna Huffington, Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group; and The Honorable Robert McDonald, US Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Committed to Inspiring Health Innovation, the Lake Nona Impact Forum creates an intimate experience for thoughtful and collaborative conversation that can lead to action.

The event is set in Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile integrated community designed from scratch in Orlando, home to one of the fastest-growing life sciences clusters in the nation and serves as a model for the design of a comprehensive, healthy community.


Date: February 16th (Thursday)

Location: UF Research & Academic Center

  • 1:35 - 1:55PM : The Future of Wellbeing

  • 1:55 - 2:55PM: The Internet of Wellbeing

Panel Members

  • Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP - Moderator : Founder of The Chopra Foundation, Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in mind-body medicine & author of over 80 books

  • James Mault, MD, FACS - Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life

  • Marc Leibowitz - Global Head, Health Tech, Johnson & Johnson

  • Prakash Raman - Executive Development, LinkedIn

  • Ryan Olohan - National Industry Director, Healthcare at Google

  • Simon MacGibbon - ‎Co-Founder & Managing Director at BCG Digital Ventures

  • Renata Mutis Black - Founder of Seven Bar Foundation and Empowered By You

  • David Hertz, FAIA - Sustainability Architect, Inventor & Educator - Studio of Environmental Architecture

  • Via Humagram (Los Angeles): Michelle Rodriguez, American actress, screenwriter, and Travis Brewer , Finalist American Nina Warrior, World Champion of the “Battle of the Bars” competition.

  • Poonacha Machaiah - Co-Founder & CEO Jiyo & 'Internet of Wellbeing' Initiative

TED TALK by Deepika Kurup: A Young Scientist's Quest for Clean Water

We are thrilled to share with you the inspiring TED talk by Deepika Kurup

Deepika has been determined to solve the global water crisis since she was 14 years old, after she saw kids outside her grandparents' house in India drinking water that looked too dirty even to touch. Her research began in her family kitchen — and eventually led to a major science prize. Hear how this teenage scientist developed a cost-effective, eco-friendly way to purify water.

Click HERE to view her TED Talk