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Convert your unused swimming pool to a natural pool, save money

Even as a kid taking a dip in a friend’s swimming pool, Derek Spielman would think about how it would be much better if it was full of turtles. Now his own backyard swimming pool is one of 50 on Sydney’s north shore that have been turned into ponds, saving thousands of dollars on power […]

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How to make a solar water heater from plastic bottles

Retired mechanic Jose Alano invented a simple, cheap, energy saving rooftop solar water heater which is benefiting thousands of people. Here’s how it’s done… José Alano is a model of creativity in tackling environmental problems in Brazil. In 2002, the retired mechanic transformed a pile of plastic bottles and cartons into a solar water heater. […]

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Laundry water saving and eco tips

Want to green your laundry routine but don’t have the budget to switch out your old dinosaur top-loader for a new high-efficiency purring machine? Fear not – there’s tons of green tips and tricks that you can take advantage of today to save water, conserve energy, and make your clothes last longer.  Read on for […]

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Eskom to reduce its water consumption by 260 billion litres

Eskom aims to reduce its water consumption by 260 billion litres a year by 2030. The utility said the alternative technologies used at its new power stations would reduce the water requirement to 270 billion litres by next year. The company would have needed 530 billion litres to operate its coal-fired stations had the new […]

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South Africa: Save Water & Electricity with the Eskom-Ellies Renewables ‘ShowerHead’ Programme

A new programme from Eskom is set to assist households save electricity – at no cost to the households. Technical Specialist for SESSA (the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa), Robin Thomson, says Eskom has contracted Ellies Renewables, a division of JSE-listed Ellies, to install low flow showerheads and geyser timers to residential households who […]

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Saving Water Saves Electricity

Make the Drops-to-Watts Connection It’s Time for a New Way to Think About Water and Energy With climate change concerns, pervasive droughts, and high energy prices across the country, nearly everyone is

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Rainwater harvesting system generates electricity too

This innovative rainwater harvesting system is not just capable of collecting rainwater for you, but it will also generate electricity to light up your house from wind. The system has been designed by Julien Bergignat who has named it the Eol’eau.  As has already been mentioned above the system does not just provide water for […]

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How to Save Energy at the Office

Wondering how to save energy at the office? Look around your office. How old are your computers and printers? Is the refrigerator in your break room from 1972? Is the air conditioning on full blast during the summer? People are becoming more and more conscious that their workplaces are wasting energy. Older buildings may not […]

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Green Ways to Reduce Your Household Bills

The cost of living is rising and sadly, most of our salaries are staying the same. When it’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet at the end of every month, cutting spending by any means necessary is a must. But this doesn’t mean that your green credentials have to go out the window: […]

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