Browsing the "conservation" Tag

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In Japan, They’re Farming With 99% Less Water

This hydroponic farm in Japan cuts water usage by 99%! The farm occupies an abandoned Sony chip manufacturing facility in Miyagi prefecture, near where the earthquake and tsunami struck the country in 2011. It is the brainchild of Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist who was inspired by a vegetable factory he saw at the Expo ’85 World’s […]

November 7th

EPA: Watersense Shower Heads Save 2900 Gallons Per Year

Back in 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created “WaterSense” as a label for high-efficiency plumbing products that not only use less water, but work as well as “conventional” fixtures like faucets, toilets, and shower heads. That means that shower heads labeled with “WaterSense” have been tested for both spray force and water coverage and […]

October 21st

Why Waste Water

Why waste water?  In many countries, including the United States, water is treated to be clean enough to drink no matter what use it will be put to.  We’ve talked a bit on Blue Living Ideas about various ways water can be reused and recycled before being sent back into the environment.  Toilet to tap […]

September 9th

Artists for Sea Shepherd

We talk a lot about water conservation and keeping our waterways healthy and clean around here, but I don’t think we focus as much on the why’s. Of course, we need clean drinking water to live and we want to protect our world’s ecosystems, but it’s always refreshing to hear from folks who are out there on the ground (or, in this case, in the oceans) talk about why this is so important.

In this inspiring talk, Arjen Weijers from Sea Shepherds talked about what they do and why it’s critical to our future.

November 9th

5 Drought Monitoring Resources

Drought is a problem facing many parts of the world.  It is a normal climate event that occurs from time to time; however, the cause is often not “natural”.  Drought is often confused with aridity.  Aridity is a permanent climate change, whereas drought is recoverable.  According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, drought is defined […]

June 21st