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Water Saving Tips For Homeowners

Water conservation measures at home need not be difficult nor expensive; check out these easy water saving tips at home:

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Easy Water Saving Tips

YOU can play an important part in saving water by using these water saving tips in your home: Rain water tanks save water and money too; click on the links below to see the range of JoJo water tanks and tank stands available in South Africa.

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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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Eco-farming can double food output by poor: U.N.

Many farmers in developing nations can double food production within a decade by shifting to ecological agriculture from use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, a U.N. report showed on Tuesday. Insect-trapping plants in Kenya and Bangladesh’s use of ducks to eat weeds in rice paddies are among examples of steps taken to increase food for […]

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Kenyan Villagers Turn Invasive Water Hyacinth into Moneymaker

The rapid growth of invasive water hyacinths has taken a serious toll on Kenya’s Lake Victoria, creating inhospitable conditions for the fish local people depend on, while sheltering other unwelcome guests: disease-carrying snails and deadly snakes. But with a little help from a U.S.-based organization, villagers living near the lake are turning this environmental crisis […]

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Today’s Lifestyle Change Can Lead to Tomorrow’s Better Planet

Being ‘green’ doesn’t carry that much weight when it’s just a ‘label’ and you are being ‘forced’ to change. It’s like being ‘on’ a  diet. We say, “I’m on a diet”, as if we can get ‘off’ of it at any time. And more often than not, we do. But if you change your lifestyle […]

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Cooling Your House Without Electricity

Long time readers may remember when I wrote about two different ways you could heat your home or garage without using electricity. There was the heater made from soda cans and an old window and these solar heaters that were installed on the sunny side of my house, both of which worked really well providing […]

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Reducing meat waste

Respecting meat by cutting waste at home I’ve written before about reducing meat consumption – the amount we eat – and I’ve also covered tips on cutting food waste, but I wanted to tackle a crossover aspect; reducing meat waste specifically. Usually when I write about meat topics, comments are made about the fact we […]

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South African firms turn to green pest control

South African companies are making a substantial contribution to protecting the environment by introducing eco-friendly pest control agents in the form of Barn Owls to control rat populations. Many companies turn to traditional pest control agents to get rid of rats on their properties. However, after many years of using poisons and bait stations, Sunspray […]

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