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Alleviate rainwater runoff problems with rain gardens

There are many reasons to create landscapes in our yards – to add softness to the harsh angles of a home, to make the transition from the natural environment to the built environment appear more seamless, to abide by deed restrictions for foundation planting or simply to foster a passion for gardening. What if these […]

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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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Water Saving Tips for Children

Did you know that kids can make a very important difference towards water conservation? But first off, why do we even need to know about conserving water? Water is a natural resource that we derive from the Earth. Without it, we would not be able to live! Imagine a world with no water at all. […]

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VIDEO: How To Make a DIY Natural Swimming Pool

Natural swimming pools are receiving increasing interest in South Africa, especially from people who are looking to ‘go green’.  The video gives viewers a good idea of what is entailed in the construction of natural pools.  It is recommended that rainwater (not chlorinated municipal water!) be used to fill these pools and top them up.  […]

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Q&A with the MD of JoJo Tanks South Africa

An interesting Q&A with Rod Cairns, MD of JoJo Tanks – South Africa’s foremost water tank manufacturer Is municipal water expensive in South Africa compared with other countries?

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Good Dental Habits Save Water & Save Money

Spitting can be considered one of the worst habits a person can have, but the British Dental Health Foundation working with SaveWaterSaveMoney and 10 of the UK’s leading water companies are encouraging people to “spit don’t rinse” after using toothpaste. Spitting will not only help to save water but also improve dental health.

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Save water with xeriscape landscaping

Xeriscaping is a method of garden design that involves choosing of plants that can be maintained with little supplemental watering.

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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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Exotic Ideas for Sustainable Flooring

Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits to the environment that sustainable flooring provides. Bamboo is a popular option because it’s quick to reach harvesting age and is just as durable as many hardwoods. However, you needn’t be limited to bamboo. There are many other exotic options for sustainable flooring that are still suited to green […]

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