Read the news on any given day and you’re likely to find two themes: we are running out of water and we need more food for a growing population. A new study that is the first to quantify the possibilities of water management as it is related to increasing crop production examined current crop production […]
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GreenTalk Radio Host Sean Daily talks about greywater with Laura Allen, co-author of “Guerrilla Greywater Girls Guide to Water” about her work towards a sustainable water future for all.
Waterwall is a rainwater storage tank designed to double as both a water storage tank and a garden privacy or protection wall. As they tell the story, one of the two Australian founders, Mitch, had two pressing needs: Fence off his garden from wallabees and capture rainwater that he could store close to his garden. […]
The Smart Shower is a multi-use, energy- and water-saving shower entered for the 2009 James Dyson Award that can be used by anyone, including less able-bodied individuals. The designer says that the catalyst for the project was to create an â€œall-in-one shower enclosure that was efficient on energyâ€ and that provided â€œsafety and comfort for […]
If you live in the U.S., your Water Footprint is about 2,480 cubic meters/ year. In China? 700 cubic meters/person/year. In the UK? 1,245. In the coming years, water scarcity will become a greater issue around the world, and a new report created by the Food Ethics Council and London-based health and food organization Sustain […]
Watering your garden effectively is all about knowing its needs. Over-watering is as harmful for plants as providing too little water. Although on average plants need one inch of water per week, there is a great deal of variation depending on the specific plant, climate, soil, and a host of other factors. Luckily there are […]
Got a roof? Get a tank. Harvesting rainwater is a great way to conserve this one of the scarcest natural resources and save your dollars in the bargain.
A group of family farmers in Washington state have filed a lawsuit with the Washington State Department of Ecology in a bid to stop plans for a huge industrial feedlot (up to 30,000 head of cattle) which will pump a million gallons of groundwater per day and threaten the livelihood of dryland wheat farmers in […]
New Belgium Brewery, best known for brewing great beer, like Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat, and for the massive traveling bike carnival Tour de Fat, is also a leader in corporate water sustainability and donating to water advocacy groups. The company’s Skinny Dip campaign helps to promote and provide financial support for groups working to […]
Chicago wants to be the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics.Â One way the Windy City is trying to stand out from the other candidate cities is by hosting “Blue-Green” games.
There is nothing more annoying then seeing automated sprinklers watering sidewalks or spraying on lawns during rain.Â Such excess water use is common in affluent communities.Â Almost 100 Massachusetts communities are exceeding state guidelines for water usage. The state advises residential water consumption be limited to 65 gallons a day per person.
With growing populations causing a continual rise in water demands, using less water and using it wisely has never been more important. The water issue is local as well as global; by implementing a few simple practices you can significantly reduce your water consumption and help to conserve one of your most precious natural resources.