Practical Ways to Conserve Water and Energy

Hug a Tree with Me

The effort of conserving water and energy simply means to waste less, save more and use wisely. Water and energy are our two biggest aids – we rely on them to cook and clean more efficiently, travel farther, and also to work and play at our best.

10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water In Your Yard

Green Home Blog

10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water In Your Yard. With the focus on water efficient appliances and other smart ways to conserve water inside, it’s easy to forget how much water we put into our yards and gardens. Know when your yard needs water.

100+ Ways to Conserve Water

Green Prophet

You don’t have to have a million-dollar set up to save water. Follow the links to 100+ simple water-saving tips. If you want to learn about recycling grey water , they’ve got you covered. Sometimes we believe in short and sweet, and this is one of those times.

Sheet Mulching: How to Smother Weeds, Build Soil & Conserve Water the Easy Way

Green (Living) Review

Sheet mulching is a fancy phrase for building a massive compost pile across the surface of a field or garden.

How Hollywood Is Helping California Conserve Water

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With California declaring cutbacks on water consumption, Hollywood is doing its part to help out. Yesterday, California’s Governor Jerry Brown gave a first-ever mandatory restriction on water.

10 Ways to Conserve Water at Home

Green Home Blog

10 Ways to Conserve Water at Home. has one of the largest water footprints in the word: the average person in the U.S. uses 80-100 gallons of water a day. The water you use in your home has to be taken from natural habitats and requires energy to treat and transport, which is why it’s important for each of us to find ways to reduce the amount of water we use in our daily lives. of all water used in a typical home is used in toilets.

Shorten your showers and conserve water while saving money

Green (Living) Review

Shorten your showers and conserve water while, at the same time, saving money By Michael Smith (Veshengro) In order to save both water and money take shorter showers. Every other day, you could just rinse off and this would save soap, shampoo, conditioner (if you have to use it), and especially water. Frugal Living means that you conserve water whenever possible and this in turn will save you money. Well, use cold water.

Make a Resolution to Conserve Water

Eco Friendly Daily

There are some clear ways to conserve water such as taking shorter showers and not letting the water run while you brush your teeth or wash your face, but what are the less obvious ones? Water from rain barrels can be used to hydrate your garden and plants.

8 Simple Tips to Conserve Water

Celsias

Water is a precious resource and easily one of the most convenient to manage in terms of conservation. These 8 simple tips will help you conserve water, allowing you greener living and potentially vast savings on your water bill.

Global Change and Urban/Agriculture Competition for Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

More than 1 in 4 cities could have water shortages by 2050 even if they had first priority for water. Climate Change Climate Nature + People Urban Conservation Water

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3 Ways To Avoid Water Waste At Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

California has just imposed the most stringent restrictions on water use in its history, so a reminder about ways to conserve water is timely. More than 70 percent of planet Earth is water. But do you know that less than 1 percent of all the water on earth is fresh water that we can actually consume? easy green living tip saving water conserve water save water sustainable water use

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Aquanauts Join Forces with The Nature Conservancy to Monitor River Restoration!

Nature Conservancy - Science

In preparation for the removal of the Columbia Dam and restoration of the river, the Aquanauts and The Nature Conservancy team up for a citizen science monitoring project. Citizen Science Forests Human Well-Being Restoration Rivers Try This Urban Conservation Water Water Quality

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Green Landscaping and Design for Conserving Resources

Living Green & Saving Energy

The landscape and design of your property is the key to saving water and reducing waste around your home. green construction green living green remodeling saving money saving water conserving water green landscaping rainwater harvesting

Rain Catchment: For Residential and Small Business Use

Green Home Blog

Water is becoming more expensive and, in due time, more scarce. Because of this, some homes and businesses are rethinking their water output doing everything they can to conserve this precious resource. Either way it is a lot of water.

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In 23 Years, Everyone’s Life will Change—& Not for the Better.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Green eco fresh water global population green water conservation water crisis water facts and statistics water shortagesIt’s no longer a problem for those in less developed countries—it’s a problem for all of us.

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Money-Saving and Water-Saving Purchases for the Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

Going green and saving money means conserving resources as you create a greener lifestyle at home. While saving energy provides the biggest bang for the buck, saving water should not be overlooked as an important step in permanently directing more money into your bank account and away from your local utility. Saving water in the [.].

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Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

Green Home Blog

However, if we sub-consciously make an effort to use less energy in our home in combination with green appliances, together, we can conserve a great amount. By updating many of your appliances, you can use less water and energy.

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

Green Home Blog

Combined with urine these wastes are often siphoned into holding tanks that often leak or rupture polluting the surrounding water table. Water Waste. To produce meat takes an enormous amount of water. 10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth.

Saving water

Green (Living) Review

Saving water, during a drought and in general by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “Don't rush to flush if it's only a pee” was the water saving eco-advice given in a booklet produced by the office of the Mayor of London under Ken Livingstone and this is a good advice. Using less water in our homes (and elsewhere) is not only good environmental practice, it also makes financial sense, especially if you are on a water meter.

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How to Filter Water at Home

Green Home Blog

How to Filter Water at Home. Thanks to modern water treatment methods, most of us can turn on the faucet, start a load of laundry, or jump in the shower without worrying about where our water comes from. Water Filter - Reverse Osmosis.

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Providing Fresh Water Is a Problem We Can Address Now

Living Green & Saving Energy

Water is a basic human need, and we often take it for granted. But nearly 1 billion people around the world don't have access to clean water for drinking and cooking, and as the world's population grows, the situation will worsen. Providing Fresh Water Is a Problem We Can Address Now. eco-innovation Green News saving water conserve water desalination fresh water save water water problem

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How to Heal the Earth (For Dummies).

Elephant Journal

Green conserve water Earth earth-day green healing planet If you throw your litter in the ocean, on the ground, if you throw your cigarettes go live on an island with your garbage so we don''t have to swim in it. You are the problem.

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Why Filter Your Water?

Green Home Blog

Why Filter Your Water? What's in Your Water? Most of us are fortunate enough to have easy access to treated water, but is the water that comes from our taps really safe? water supplies. Common contaminants in tap water. How can I make sure my water is clean?

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“Where’s my Free Water? & other Delusions.

Elephant Journal

Free water is not a right; it is a delusion that a trip outside the “West” will quickly shatter. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks entitlement water water conservation water rights western privilege World Water Day

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20 Days of H2O: World Water Day 2013

Conservancy Talk

140 liters of water to make a cup of coffee… 185 liters of water to make a bag of chips… 1,500 liters of water to grow cotton for a t-shirt. The hidden water used to produce the food we eat and the items we consume is incredible. Get a reusable water bottle.

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Snow Way

Green Home Blog

From drinking water to ice storage, snow is an environmental gift. Winter Water Breach. Rock salt (sodium chloride) has been found to infiltrate and damage nearby water wildlife. Tagged: CONSERVES WATER. Green Living CONSERVES WATERSnow Way.

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Filter It: Clean Your Water Right

Green Home Blog

Filter It: Clean Your Water Right. Not long ago it was normal to fill a glass of cold, clear water from the kitchen tap for a refreshing beverage. Dangers lie hidden in many tap water systems. One of the easiest remedies for tap water safety is a filter.

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Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and co-author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. This region, which holds 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water, is home to the fourth largest economy in the world.

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How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012

Green Home Blog

Fahrenheit – a high water mark beyond which climate change scientists foresee catastrophic global warming. The 10 percent that will be left when Republicans get done carving will be expected to help protect drinking water supplies and critical habitat for endangered species.

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How to Do a Home Water Audit

Green Home Blog

How to Do a Home Water Audit. It’s so easy to turn on the taps that a lot of us don’t notice how much water we send down the drains every day. But when you add up all those showers, lawns, and dirty dishes, you end up with a lot of wasted water. Know where your water goes.

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Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

Hood River, Oregon houses this microbrewery that reports using three million fewer gallons of water per year due to their shortened work week of four days/ten hours per day. Tagged: conserves water , ENERGY EFFICIENT , organic , RECYCLED-UPCYCLED , USA MADE.

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Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

Hood River, Oregon houses this microbrewery that reports using three million fewer gallons of water per year due to their shortened work week of four days/ten hours per day. Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green.

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Can Conservation Provide Water for Cape Town in a Time of Drought?

Nature Conservancy - Science

percent per year while its water supply shrinks. A recurring drought has made the water situation seem desperate. Billion in Water Treatment Annually. What Can Snails Tell Us About Water Quality? But a conservation tool can help address these seemingly disparate issues.

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10 Ways to Green Your Kitchen

Green Home Blog

Conserve water. From making pasta to washing dishes, we send a lot of water down the drains in our kitchens. Install a sensor on your faucet so it only runs when it’s needed or stick a bucket in the sink to catch extra water for plants or gardening. Filter your water.

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Just In Time for Christmas

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CONSERVES WATER ENERGY EFFICIENT HEALTH SENSITIVE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS Water and Energy Conservation blizzard climate change global warming shelter snow storms UncategorizedJust In Time for Christmas.

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Green Your Kitchen

Green Home Blog

Conserve water. From making pasta to washing dishes, we send a lot of water down the drains in our kitchens. Install a sensor on your faucet so it only runs when it’s needed or stick a bucket in the sink to catch extra water for plants or gardening. Filter your water.

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Greywater: What Is It and How Can It Make a Difference in Your Home?

Green Home Blog

Bathroom AQUS Grey Water System Thousands of gallons of water go down the drains in your home every year, but not all of that wasted water is the same. Instead, most greywater recycling technologies will funnel captured water into irrigation or toilet flushing.

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Quick Study: How Will Climate Change Affect Irrigation of Farm Lands in U.S.?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Quick Study is just what it says — a rapid-fire look at a new conservation science study that might turn some heads. can save roughly 17 billion gallons in irrigation water annually. Irrigation of corn fields. Photo by flickr user justcallme Johnny via a Creative Commons license.

New Year’s Resolution #10 – Stop Wasting Water

Green Home Blog

It can be easy to take clean water for granted: most of use don’t have to think twice about turning on the tap to wash our hands, water the plants, or whip up some pasta. has the largest water footprint of any country in the world, at an average of 80 gallons of water per person per day. But it’s not easy to get all that water to where it needs to be, and it takes a huge investment of resources to collect, treat, and transport the water you use every day.

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If You Don’t Invest in Your Water Supply, Someone Else Will and It Won’t Be Pretty

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water purification systems at Bret Lake, Switzerland. Would you be willing to pay more for your water bill every month if it meant that there would be less pollution in nearby rivers? The good news is that our tap water is very clean and safe and relatively inexpensive.

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Watershed Degradation Costs Global Cities $5.4 Billion in Water Treatment Annually

Nature Conservancy - Science

There is a large body of science evidence from particular water utilities that urban water-treatment costs depend on the water quality at the city’s source, which in turn depends on the land use in the source watersheds. Blueprint for Urban Water Security.

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Beach Clean-up, What You Can Do

Green Home Blog

But candy wrappers, sandwich containers, plastic water bottles and soda cans are fair game, and if every beachgoer took one or two biodegradable plastic bags along on holiday and collected this all-too-human litter, America’s beaches could be restored in less than a decade.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. Why, then, would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world?