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VIDEO: Water conservation tips – How to conserve water at home

Most of us use far more water at home than we realize. Here are some good home water conservation tips from Patty Kim, of National Geographic’s Green Guide. Patty has numerous tips on how to cut back on water use, from the bathroom to the driveway. Great tips and info. Water conservation efforts should also […]

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Abundant rainfall, intellectual drought

On a visit to South Africa, I walked into some Nigerian street hawkers in Johannesburg. One of them, noticing I was just visiting, commented, “Do you see how clean and nice this place is?” It reminded me of the conversation between two South Africans on my flight. They were returning home after a business trip […]

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Solar Water Heating – what, where, why?

What is Solar Water Heating? Solar hot water refers to the use of the sun’s energy to heat water for household and industrial use. Solar water heating systems generally consist of the following components: A solar collector A storage vessel A heat exchange fluid in the case of indirect systems* A pump in the case […]

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Indian Wind Energy Giant Suzlon Could Invest $1.6 Billion in UK Factory

India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy is in talks with British officials to invest $1.57 billion to build a wind turbine manufacturing facility. While the details about the talks are still sketchy, such an investment makes perfect sense for the company. Sulzon Energy (NSE:SUZLON) bought European wind energy major RePower in December 2009 to […]

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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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Water Batteries for Trees!

According to the World Health Organization, 1.2 billion people – or almost 1 out of 5 people in the world – are without access to safe drinking water.  And even in areas with access, 70 percent of water withdrawn from fresh groundwater sources is used for agriculture.   But using groundwater to grow crops and trees […]

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Use Eco-Friendly Roof Insulation

For most homes in the temperate parts of the world, roof insulation is very important in many ways.  Your house will be warmer in cold weather and colder in warm weather.  You can save on the costs of electricity necessary to run the heater or the air-conditioner.  In the process, you are also doing your […]

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How to Create a Green Roof

Green roof design is being incorporated into more and more modern buildings.  However, even an old roof can be modified into a green roof, watch the short video below. A green roof provides added insulation thus saving your household heating and cooling bills.  On a large scale, e.g. whole cities, they could reduce extreme temperature […]

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Testimonial: Former Minister of Water Affairs & Forestry

Here’s a testimonial from one of Water Rhapsody’s high profile clients, Professor Kader Asmal (former Minister of Water Affairs & Forestry, South Africa) 11 February 2010 To Whom it may Concern: Garden Rhapsody Grey Water Re-using System “It is very rare that a product, in this case, a new product gives so much satisfaction. We […]

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