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Green your lawn with muscle power!

On any weekend the buzz and cough of gas powered lawn mowers is a common sound in suburbia. Aside from the noise pollution, gas powered lawn mowers spew a stack of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as their emission controls are nowhere near as sophisticated as today’s cars. A conventional gas powered lawn mower emits […]

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What exactly is ‘Organic’ produce?

Organic farming recognises the direct connection between our health and the food we eat. Strict regulations, known as ‘standards’, define what organic farmers can and cannot do – and place a strong emphasis on the protection of wildlife and the environment. In organic farming: pesticides are severely restricted – instead organic farmers develop nutrient-rich soil […]

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Effects of Rainwater and Water pH on Plant Growth

Visit Ecovitality to read about eco-health and Sevenpointfive natural health supplements (good quality drinking water is one of Sevenpointfive’s core principles for acquiring and maintaining good health). Rainwater Rainwater is generally an excellent source of irrigation for plants. Plants are not only watered when it actually rains, but rainwater can be collected in buckets and […]

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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 do I select the right rainwater tank?

When selecting a rainwater tank it is important to consider the average annual rainfall in your area, the water collection area (such as roof size) of your residence and what size tank is most relevant to your household needs. In addition, you should consider the planning, plumbing and public health requirements in your local area. […]

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Easy Ways to Green your Habits and your Home

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by green recommendations and sometimes we cannot fathom adding one extra thing to our routines, but these easy-to-remember Earth-friendly ideas are simple enough to incorporate into every day living. Small daily actions can really have a positive impact on the environment if we all make an effort. Water – Don’t […]

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