The city of Aspen, Colorado has a plan to turn waste water into snow for local ski resorts.
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If you’re thinking of redoing your yard or are starting afresh with a new home, designing your landscape to conserve water may be one of the best decisions you could ever make.
Whether you’re looking for a last minute gift or simply want to help others in this holiday season, here are five charities that are involved in making sure the waters of the earth stay clean. All of these charities accept online donations, so you can complete your shopping quickly.
Water is something we don’t often think about in our daily lives, it’s just there when we need it; whether to have a cold drink when thirsty, turn on the dishwasher, put a load of laundry on or flush the toilet. But while most of us in the developed world have easy access to clean […]
The rainwater pillow is a nifty invention that collects rainwater from the roof of a building, then stores it under a deck or another unused horizontal space around the house.
As the crises surrounding the environment and spending in the U.S. (and the world) begin to enter their crescendo – I believe we haven’t even begun to see the full force of pushback on environmental issues yet – it’s important to keep track of all facets of our carbon footprint.
Often times we don’t really look at our water consumption, though, until water conservation efforts our put into place by our communities. Even then, it’s kind of an afterthought.
Saving water is one of the top ways homes are doing their part to help the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. Ecological mothers in particular are teaching their children about the benefits of this practice, as well as the easy ways they can save water with their daily habits.
Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water, but only 1% of that is available for human consumption. Conservation matters. The less water we waste, the more water we have when we need it – like during this year’s drought.
More than 1.2 billion gallons of partially treated waste water goes into the Chicago River each day. This infographic from Angel Water Conditioning, Inc. really brings that home.
Chronically insecure individuals sometimes develop hoarding tendencies as a way to gain a sense of control over their environment. Economic uncertainty and global instability have caused many people to seriously stockpile food and water.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average single-family, suburban household uses 260 gallons of water a day, and at least 30% of that water is used for irrigation. At that volume, maintaining a lush, green landscape can be hard on your budget, especially if it hasn’t rained in a while. If you’re concerned about wasting water on the lawn and are interested in a greener solution, you may want to consider rainwater harvesting.
Blisteringly hot summer days may make you want to jump in the pool, run through the sprinklers, or spray each other with the hose, but there are plenty of ways to conserve water at home, too.