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Do we have a right to clean, fresh water?

Dear EarthTalk: Recently the UN voted to declare access to safe and clean water a “human right.” Isn’t that a no-brainer? What are the ramifications of this declaration? – P. James, Boston, MA In July 2010 the United Nations (UN) agreed to a new resolution declaring the human right to “safe and clean drinking water […]

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Save Water & the Environment with a Rain Garden

What is a rain garden? A rain garden is an attractive landscaping feature planted with perennial native plants. It is a bowl-shaped or saucer-shaped garden with deep, loose soil, designed to absorb stormwater run-off from impervious surfaces such as roofs and parking lots. Rain gardens can be small, formal, home-owner style gardens, large complex bio-retention […]

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EARTH HOUR Countdown!

Saturday 26 March 8:30 – 9:30PM Earth Hour is the largest mass participation environmental event in the world and every year, WWF encourages people all over the world to turn off their lights for one hour in a symbolic gesture to pledge their commitment to combating climate change. This year is especially important for South […]

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A Busy Week for Water in South Africa!

22 March 2011 was World Water Day 2011, one day into South Africa’s National Water Week (21-27 March 2011)… a busy week for water coservation! “South Africa needs to be more sensible about the use and management of land and water resources. The more we reduce the ecosystems’ ability to deliver clean fresh water, the […]

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Top 5 Eco Video Games

Video games have come a long way from the days of idly twiddling a joystick in an attempt to sneak some white pixels past a slowly moving line. These days, video games allow players to build economies and cities, pit one civilization against another, and manage intense simulations that rivel the best scientific models in […]

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Water Tank Platforms: Guidelines

The following tips/guidelines are provided to assist you or your installer.  These tips must be read/used in conjunction with the JoJo Tanks Guarantee, which is available on all JoJo Tanks in the form of a sticker or in document format. A robust base of at least 2 cm wider than the base of the tank […]

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Preparedness: Water Storage Tips

Some preparedness authorities recommend storing at least 14 gallons (53 litres) of water per person, which amounts to a two-week supply. This would mean a family of 4 would want to store approximately 56 gallons (212 litres) of water. Water stored improperly can be an exercise in futility, and even be hazardous to health. Here […]

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How to Choose a Water Tank

Installed above or below ground? When planning the installation of a rain water tank, it is important to consider where it can be located on your property. In many cases water tanks are installed above ground, especially when the water tank is being installed alongside an existing dwelling. However installing the water tank underground can be […]

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