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How Much Water is Your Home Wasting?

We often hear that we all need to reduce our water consumption, but getting people to make a connection between their own water usage and the need for reduction can be a difficult leap. I think this graphic sums up many water facts in a way that is easy to digest and understand: NOTE: This […]

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Give Your Bathroom a Green Mini-Makeover

Giving your bathroom a green mini-makeover can help reduce your monthly utility bills and you’ll also be saving a whole lot of water, one of our most precious natural resources. Some upgrades won’t cost you a penny, others will cost a few bucks, and a few bigger investments will bring a bigger payoff down the […]

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45 Practical Water Saving Tips

YOU can play an important part in saving water by using these water saving tips in your home: Saving Water Indoors:

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Three Reasons Why Green Living Is Important

How to go green has been a frequent topic on this site. I have addressed the question of why someone would want to go green to a lesser extent. There are many reasons, and people are motivated by different things, so there is no over-riding reason to go green. Here I will just give three […]

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Could your toilet be wasting 500 GALLONS of water a day?

Sound crazy? It sure does, but did you know that one in five toilets actually has an extremely wasteful leak?  And these leaks can waste anywhere from 30 to (yes!) 500 GALLONS of water per day! You may presume that you would hear the water or see the leak, but this isn’t the case.  It […]

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Cancun climate talks get under way, WWF says catch-up plan needed

The yearly global climate change negotiations kicked off on Monday in Cancun, Mexico, with fewer political leaders present, and lower expectations of forging a legally binding inclusive deal on climate change, than was the case at last year’s conference in Copenhagen. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) executive secretary Christina Figueres welcomed the […]

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How IBM, Intel and SAP Confront Corporate Water Challenges

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Current water constraints and looming threats of shortage and decaying infrastructure are basic facts of business life that few companies have fully absorbed, according to the Artemis Project. To provide a reality check on the state of water and business, the Artemis Project — a consulting firm based in San Francisco […]

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Urine as a Commercial Fertilizer?

The separate collection of urine provides innovative opportunities for the improvement of sanitation and the recycling of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Urine separation is an excellent sanitation solution, particularly in places where classic sewer-based sanitation is not sustainable. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is providing a grant of 3.0 million US dollars to support […]

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Save money and the planet with these tips

You don’t have to build your own home or spend a fortune to live a little more sustainably. Even if you’re renting there are a number of simple things you can do to reduce your water use and power consumption. Saving water: Saving water can be as simple as fixing leaking taps and collecting the […]

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