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America’s “greenest street” a blueprint for sustainable urban development

A streetscape that includes natural landscaping, bicycle lanes, wind powered lighting, storm water diversion for irrigation, drought-resistant native plants and innovative “smog-eating” concrete has earned Cermak road in Chicago the title of “greenest Street in America” according to the Chicago Department of Transport (CDOT). Opened in October 2012, the first phase two mile stretch is […]

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VIDEO: How to recycle rain water for use at home

Looking for ways to cut down on your water usage? Homeowners Steve and Linda Parker have installed a rainwater catchment system that allows them to collect rainwater to recycle in their California home. Since installing the system they’ve collected about 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of water to re-use for their laundry and their toilets. Rainwater […]

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Green cottage on floating island made with 5000 used plastic bottles

We have always maintained that plastic is one of the biggest hazards to the planet not just because of its toxic nature, but more importantly its widespread use.

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Reusing rainwater gains momentum in construction

Water is often regarded as infinite, or at least abundant. As this year’s droughts have shown, it’s anything but. Gazing at a future in which water probably won’t be as cheap and abundant is the impetus for a new movement in design and construction: reusing and harvesting rainwater.

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Waste water recycling- Cheap solution to India’s water crisis

Where will India get its water from in the coming years? The water challenge is already grave and could get graver. By 2050, for instance, it is estimated that demand would go up to 1,180 million cubic metres, 1.65 times the current levels, a situation that would be made worse by fast dwindling fresh water […]

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VIDEO: Simple DIY Grey Water Irrigation System

Greywater irrigation is an overlooked source of water that is rich in nutrients and is good for lawns & gardens. The video below shows that a gray water irrigation system need not be complex or expensive. Two things to remember for simple grey water systems: 1) Do not store grey water for more than a […]

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“Water should be more valued to reflect worth & reduce waste”

Water should be more highly valued to reflect its worth and reduce its waste, said Paul Bulcke, chief executive officer at Nestle SA (NESN), the world’s biggest food company.

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Breaking psychological barriers to drinking recycled water

Reusing waste water for drinking is “a scientific no-brainer”, MDBA chairman Craig Knowles says. An Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)’s report on sustainable water management has found the use-once-and-dispose model for water is disappearing fast.

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5 Ways to Reuse Old Plastic Water Bottles

Every year, tons of plastic bottles are being produced around the world and a majority of them ends up in the landfills. There are many cool and interesting ways you can reuse or recycle plastic water bottles and do your bit for the environment.

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