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Simple Rain Water Harvesting System, Tanks & Filter (Video)

DIY Rainwater Harvesting with Plastic Water Storage Tanks Watch this DIY video showing a simple rainwater harvesting system with sand and gravel filtration system. The sizes of pipes will vary depending on the water flow rate, as will the size of water tanks.  To see what plastic or poly water storage tanks are available in […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Plant a Tree

Trees are one of nature’s greatest assets. And the reasons to plant one are many. Trees removes contaminants from our air, land and water. A tree can also lower your utility bills and increase the ‘curb appeal’ of your home. Do Your Part this Earth month and plant a tree. 1. Trees provide the clean […]

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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 a BioSand Water Filter Works

Test your water quality frequently, even water from ‘safe’ sources may be contaminated. The BioSand Water Filter is an adaptation of slow-sand filtration that is designed for use by families at the household level. This award-winning water filtration technology was developed by Dr. David Manz, a former University of Calgary professor. The filters are a […]

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Sustainable Eating

Most of the man-made compounds cannot biodegrade and are progressively building up in the atmosphere and on the earth. They are contaminating our natural life system, and are also making us sick. As Patrick Holford, a renowned nutritionist says, ‘we are vertically ill’, upright, but not feeling great. A build up of all these toxins […]

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint One Month at a Time

With all the Earth Day reminders on reducing your carbon footprint you might feel a bit overwhelmed as to how to make a 360-degree turn in a matter of days. Many of you have worked diligently to make sustainable changes in your surrounding environment. Then again, there are your family and friends who have no […]

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