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Reduce water use & save money at home

Saving water means saving money, no matter whether you live in the US, South Africa or anywhere else in the world.  Rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks, as mentioned in the article below, are one way of saving water as well as saving money and the environment.  Rain water tanks or rain barrels can be […]

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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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LUMENHAUS – The Future Is Here

An 800 sq. ft. zero-energy house that is completely powered by the sun. A house that wakes you up, tells you how its doing and dresses for the weather. We think it is the future. Someone once said, innovation starts with a dream. Dreams can be in the form of solar-powered houses named after the […]

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President Jacob Zuma Faces Water Pollution Charge

President Jacob Zuma and the Minister of Environment and Water Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica, have been charged under Section 151 of the National Water Act in a bid to get them to answer for rampant pollution in the Hartbeespoort area. Environment and Conservation Association chairwoman Nicole Barlow filed the charges at the Hartbeespoort police station yesterday. […]

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Homemade Bio-Sand Water Filter

Here’s an example of a homemade bio-sand water filter that is used for filtering rainwater collected in rain barrels.  See an earlier post that explains how a bio-sand water filter works.  If you intend drinking water from your rainwater harvesting system, it is recommended that you filter the water either at source (e.g. at your […]

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How to Save Energy by eliminating Phantom Loads

You might not know it, but there’s an invisible thief which may be stealing your energy and boosting your energy bills. As long as they’re plugged in, all electronic devices – anything with a clock, timer, adaptor, memory or remote control – continue to draw power even when they’re not in use. Since most homes […]

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Having Babies: Bad for the Environment?

There ’s no doubt that every person who is born uses more food, more water, more land, more fossil fuels, more trees and produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases and adds to the problem of over-population. Natalie Wassung, a Masters student at Stellenbosch´s Sustainability Institute, explains: “The earth has a fixed land area, […]

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Water Conservation in an Environmentally Friendly Hotel

Green Ideas for Environmentally Friendly Hotels Why is water conservation important? Because water isn’t as abundant a resource as we think it is. Of all the water present on the planet, only about .008% is available for human consumption. There are numerous water conservation tips for you to act on, and act you must. institute […]

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