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Home water efficiency tips

Saving water at home means using it efficiently and sensibly; rain water tanks and greywater recycling systems can also increase the value of a property, especially in water scarce countries such as South Africa. Water is something we need every day in our lives. It’s also a valuable resource that we should never waste. Avoiding […]

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Australia: Perth water crisis sparks plea for help

The Western Australian Greens have called on the State Government to reintroduce water efficiency plans in Perth to resolve a water crisis in the state’s south-west. The Greens say the Government has to reintroduce the Waterwise program and stormwater recycling.

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Water as Corporate Sustainability Driver

I recently heard Bruce Karas, Coca Cola’s VP of Environment and Sustainability, speak about that corporation’s continuing efforts to embed sustainability in their culture. And, while he was referring specifically to the beverage maker’s activities and increasing awareness, I kept seeing how what Coke was doing was based on larger truths to which more corporations […]

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The Ideal Sustainable Home?

Sustainable housing is not a new idea, but there are many different ideas surrounding the term sustainable building, some of them always changing. People have varied sustainable plans when designing a house, but in reality you can narrow sustainability down to some basic ideas. The best sustainable housing is… Sustainable at each level. From choosing […]

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Washing Machine Water Efficiency

Different models of washing machines can vary greatly in energy use, water use and operating costs. When buying a new washing machine: Buy a front loader if you can. Front loaders are usually more water efficient and energy efficient than top loaders and use less detergent. Choose a size that matches your needs. You might […]

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US Army Steps Up Requirements for Green Building, Lighting

WASHINGTON, DC — Cool roofs, solar water heating and advanced metering are among the energy efficiency elements that are to be incorporated into new permanent Army buildings in the U.S. and abroad. Starting in fiscal year 2013, designs for new construction and major renovations are to incorporate the sustainable design and development principles contained in […]

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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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Greening your bed

Many of you may think the worst thing lurking in your bed are Bed Bugs and Dust Mites. Knowing these little creepy crawlies are infesting your mattress and coming in contact with your skin every time you place your head to rest is enough to make you want to reconsider catching those 40 winks every […]

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Competing for Limpopo Water

Climate change will bring higher temperatures to Southern Africa while changing rainfall patterns will affect the amount of water available for food production. “Irrigation is often listed as an adaptation strategy for farmers, but no one has really looked at the impact of climate change on irrigation,” said Claudia Ringler, a Senior Research Fellow at […]

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