5 Ways Your Home Can Conserve Water this Summer

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If you live in a warmer region along the south or west coast or in a desert area, it becomes especially important to conserve water. The post 5 Ways Your Home Can Conserve Water this Summer appeared first on Green Living Guy.

100+ Ways to Conserve Water

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You don’t have to have a million-dollar set up to save water. Follow the links to 100+ simple water-saving tips. Below you will find a link to a fantastic resource that provides a wonderful compilation of more than 100 water-saving tips , but that also lists dozens of conservation organizations and government agencies around the world that are trying like mad to cut down water waste. Sometimes we believe in short and sweet, and this is one of those times.

10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water In Your Yard

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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. But outdoor usage accounts for 30% of all home water use, and that number can climb even higher in dryer parts of the country. Whether you’re using a rain barrel or your home’s plumbing, you’ll want to be smart with your water.

10 Ways to Conserve Water at Home

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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

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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.

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

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Rather than pile up your manure, leaves, crop residue, and other organic materials in a squat pile, you spread it all out where the compost is needed, skipping the effort to build the pile, turn it, water it, and otherwise coerce it to break down into rich, brown earth—a process that goes on for months. Sheet mulching is a fancy phrase for building a massive compost pile across the surface of a field or garden.

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Make a Resolution to Conserve Water

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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? Saving your water requires awareness, diligence, consistency and persistence, but once you get in a habit, you will reap the rewards: extra money in your wallet and a spare water supply. Water from rain barrels can be used to hydrate your garden and plants.

Huhtamaki partners with RiverRecycle with VTT develop technology tackling floating river waste

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Clean Water Climate Change Climate Resiliency Conservation Coral Reefs global warming green living green living news Protect Oceans Protect Rivers Waste Water water conservation Water qualityHuhtamaki partners with RiverRecycle and VTT.

7 Tips to Go Green With Your Very Own Net-Zero Home

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With the world facing an unprecedented climate crisis, living a sustainable lifestyle is a necessity rather than a choice. We need to look at adopting a green lifestyle to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint, wherever possible.

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Top 5 Environmental Issues You Should Know

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Easy Water Conservation Tips

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Written by Dirce Guerra Save money and water by following these tips Most people are not aware of how small adjustments in water conservation can bring a significant impact. dollars for water every month as of 2019 if.

Expert Tips for Modern Green Living

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In this modern era, we are more informed than ever on what constitutes healthy and sustainable living. With this knowledge, we are learning the ways in which we can save the planet and reduce waste. What’s more, is that we are finding out how beneficial it is for us to.

Reasons Why Septic Tanks are Eco-Friendly

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There are many benefits to having a septic tank in your home but you might just not know it yet. Septic systems aren’t just there to help you dispose of your wastewater responsibly, it helps ensure that you aren’t damaging the environment as well. Unfortunately, not many people are.

How Renewable Energy Benefits Water Quality

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It also immediately improves the quality of life for all living things that rely on water. If you don’t know how renewable energy benefits water quality, this guide will teach you everything you. The post How Renewable Energy Benefits Water Quality appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Global Change and Urban/Agriculture Competition for Water

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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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Filtering out the ‘yuck factor’ of wastewater in an arid U.S. West

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Western water ?experts experts are working to not only conserve water, but to also reuse as much wastewater as possible?,? Business Green also-reuse billion-pounds conserve-water next not-only packaging reuse-as-much seaweed-industry the-next the-packaging through-direct worth-aroundincluding ?through through direct potable reuse? More here: Filtering out the ‘yuck factor’ of wastewater in an arid U.S.

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Rain Catchment: For Residential and Small Business Use

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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. On the other hand, not many people realize that thinking about their water input is also something they can be doing to save money as well as the environment. Either way it is a lot of water. Connect a hose to your tank and water your landscape.

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

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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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Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

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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. Tagged: ecofriendly , energy efficient , environmental products , going green , green living , green products , household products , water conservation. There are many simple way to live sustainable in your home.

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

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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. According to author John Robbins, it takes about 20,000lbs of water to produce one pound of beef and only 229lbs of water to produce one pound of rice. This is a result of water, electricity and fossil fuels needed to maintain thousands of animals daily.

How to Filter Water at Home

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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. But the water that come to our home isn’t as clean as it could be – there are still chemicals that modern water treatment methods leave behind. Fortunately, there are a number of easy-to-use filtration systems that can keep your home water supply safe and clean.

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20 Days of H2O: World Water Day 2013

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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. is in a severe drought and by 2025 water shortages could be a reality for two-thirds of the world’s population. Help us countdown to World Water Day by doing the following: Share the daily water facts with your friends.

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Why Filter Your Water?

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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? Our water supply is dirtier than ever thanks to contamination from agriculture chemicals, industrial dumping, household cleaning products, and runoff from waste disposal sites. water supplies. Common contaminants in tap water. How can I make sure my water is clean?

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Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

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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. The abundance of fresh water, along with the region’s fertile soils and mild climate, are huge assets to industry.

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New Year’s Resolution #10 – Stop Wasting Water

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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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Snow Way

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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. With many other reports of water toxicity due to snow dumping as well as accumulation of snow removal chemical leached into the system, two states took some preventative measures. Tagged: CONSERVES WATER. Green Living CONSERVES WATERSnow Way.

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Filter It: Clean Your Water Right

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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. In addition, drinking filtered tap water can save an enormous amount of unnecessary waste that bottled water continues to reap on and from our planet. Disinfection of surface water supplies.

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Saving water

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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 Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012

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Fahrenheit – a high water mark beyond which climate change scientists foresee catastrophic global warming. If we are among the 67 percent who believe that global warming has steadily increased over the past several years, we have every right to be disheartened, particularly as the current crop of Congressional delegates approve fracking (an environmental nightmare) and cut 90 percent of allocations to America’s Land and Water Conservation Fund. How Green Is Your Valley?

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How to Do a Home Water Audit

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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. In fact, the EPA estimates that the average American family of four uses up to 400 gallons of water a day! Know where your water goes. Flush less : It’s also easy to measure how much water your toilet uses per flush.

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Beer Libations: Drink Green

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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. Compared to other breweries, Full Sail claims, “saving so much water that drinking other beers is actually wasting water.”. It is completely powered by bio-mass, renewable energy and runs its own pretreatment water facility so as not to tap into the local municipal supply.

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Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green

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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. Compared to other breweries, Full Sail claims, “saving so much water that drinking other beers is actually wasting water.”. It is completely powered by bio-mass, renewable energy and runs its own pretreatment water facility so as not to tap into the local municipal supply.

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

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Quick Study is just what it says — a rapid-fire look at a new conservation science study that might turn some heads. Study Nuts and Bolts: The authors (both Nature Conservancy scientists) looked at how farmers use of irrigation varied in response to weather changes over a 20-year period (1985-2005). 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.

Water and Climate Change

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We can harness the power of Paris—notably the impetus it gives to climate change adaptation—to help tackle a related challenge: the water crisis. Water is one of the chief ways we will experience the more frequent and dangerous extremes of climate change—through heavier downpours and resulting floods, and longer-lasting droughts and heat waves. billion people live in areas of physical water scarcity, and about 2.4

10 Ways to Green Your Kitchen

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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. Make sure the water your family drinks is free of chemicals and pollutants by installing a water filter that will clean out chlorine, pesticides, and lead.

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Just In Time for Christmas

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Starting with November 28, 1960, when a Northeaster decimated the shores of Lake Superior, precipitating up to 40-foot waves, three feet of water in the city of Grand Marais, Minnesota and winds up to 73 mph, which took the foot of snow in Duluth and magnified it into the sort of event where people got lost 10 feet from their back doors. Just In Time for Christmas. … It’s still green here in the Upper Midwest, and natives are starting to grouse about the lack of snow.

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Green Your Kitchen

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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. Make sure the water your family drinks is free of chemicals and pollutants by installing a water filter that will clean out chlorine, pesticides, and lead. Green Your Kitchen.

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

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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. This water, known as blackwater, is contaminated with fecal and organic matter and requires filtration and chemical treatment before it can be returned to the environment or reused. Instead, most greywater recycling technologies will funnel captured water into irrigation or toilet flushing.

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An Important Step Toward Better U.S. Water Policy

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Senate passed S.601, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2013. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects — like dams, flood control structures, navigation on inland waters, harbor dredging, and environmental restoration — to get funding and move forward. Not all of these projects continue to be priorities for construction and, when taken together, do not represent anything like a coherent water resource investment strategy for America. water policy.

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Warka Water towers pull drinking water out of thin air

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Italian architect Arturo Vittori and his colleague Andreas Vogler designed a low-tech machine that can produce between 50 and 100 liters of clean drinking water daily, without electrical equipment and independent of land-based water sources. This inexpensive, easily assembled tower was designed specifically for rural communities in Ethiopia that lack access to safe drinking water. Warka water towers collect rainwater and extract clean water from fog and dew.

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Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

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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. Dams have seriously impacted the health of over 60 percent of the world’s major rivers, blocking migratory fish, degrading water quality and altering natural flow patterns that support aquatic life. Why, then, would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world?

Beach Clean-up, What You Can Do

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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. If you are looking for a way to improve the beaches and lakefronts in your area, the Ocean Conservancy can help you start your own cleanup, or direct you to groups already organized in your area.

How Does It Work: Hydropower

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Hydropower – power generated using water’s downhill flow – is one of the most common alternatives to fossil fuels. Water has been used for power in almost every society since ancient times. The Egyptians harnessed the Nile for irrigation , and Romans used water-powered mills to grind grain. Today, we use a variety of methods to turn the power of water into electricity, with about 16% of global energy coming from hydroelectric sources. How Does It Work: Hydropower.

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