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Quality of tap water in South Africa

Pretoria – While sipping on bottled water has almost become something of a voguish statement, a survey has revealed that many South Africans are happy with the high quality water that comes straight from the tap. The survey, conducted by the Water Research Commission (WRC) and South African Local Government Association (SALGA) between March and […]

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Water Filtration: What You Should Know

Bottled water is definitely out and tap water is in, but with concerns of traces of metals, pharmaceuticals and other chemical residues in our water supply, shouldn’t one be filtering? There is no perfect one-size-fits-all when it comes to choosing a water filter. You also first need to decide what you are wanting to remove […]

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Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green

I spend a fair amount of time on Living Green and Saving Energy describing how to go green and save money as a result. But as important as saving money is for most people, perhaps it is not the most important benefit of a greener lifestyle.  Green living can improve your health as well. Here […]

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Is What’s in Your Bottled Water Worth Trashing the Planet?

Image ©serpico via morguefile We think that cutting out your bottled water habit is the perfect New Year’s goal for 2011. So does the Environmental Working Group (EWG). EWG recently posted their 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard, and the results show that most water isn’t as as crystal clear as most water companies would have you […]

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10 No-Brainer Ways to Use Water Wisely. Plus, a Bonus…

We’re drinking the same water Cleopatra drank… That’s another way of saying, the world just doesn’t make more water.

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The 4 Best Ways to Ditch Bottled Water

Bottled water is a huge resource hog, from the plastic and shipping to the water itself. Not only is there the waste to consider, but many large bottled water companies fill those plastic bottles up at the expense of local water rights.

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Kick the Bottle Habit

Save resources by drinking from a glass whenever you can, or use a refillable, stainless steel bottle when you are on the go. Ever wonder where most of those plastic water bottles go that we knock back from every day? Into landfills, where they live on and on and on and on. Exempt from many […]

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10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green

How can we live lightly on the Earth and save money at the same time? Staff members at the Worldwatch Institute, a global environmental organization, share ideas on how to GO GREEN and SAVE GREEN at home and at work. To learn more about Worldwatch’s efforts to create am environmentally sustainable society that meets human […]

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How Much Water Should You Drink?

Eight glasses a day? More or less? The amount of water we need to drink each day can vary. In an issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Source lists factors that can increase the need for fluid, including: Increased physical activity Hot and humid weather Dry indoor air and high altitudes, which reduce moisture in […]

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