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. 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

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. 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.

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Water Portraits – Making A Splash For Water Conservation

Green Prophet

In a bid to highlight our water use and waste , photographer Peter Holmes has created a series of memorable portraits. “Statistics about water consumption are difficult to comprehend and are un-relatable to everyday life – this project attempts to make water consumption visible in a meaningful way.” According to Holmes, the water is dumped on the people doing something which takes around one hour. liters of water every hour.

‘The Story of Hajjar’: Muslim Women and Water Conservation

Green Prophet

The Alliance of Religions and Conservation has launched a special water conservation guide aimed at Muslim women and families. Every year at Hajj, Muslims commemorate the struggle of Hajjar; an Egyptian hand-maid and second wife of the Prophet Ibrahim [pbuh] who was stranded in the desert without water for her child. The hajj pilgrims walk, as she did, between two mountains in the Saudi Arabian wilderness known as Safa and Marwa to remember her search for water.

Tips on Lawn Care Water Conservation

Hug a Tree with Me

Water conservation efforts and the watering of our gardens, lawns and landscapes have been in a fierce battle for a really long time. We see the same scenario year after year; neglected sprinklers and overwatering of landscapes, it is because of this that watering of lawns has gotten a bad rep. Of course we want to save water also because by saving fresh water we also save money, save energy, preserve fresh water supply and protect the fragile ecosystem.

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.

Top 5 Toilet Water Conservation Devices

Green Living Ideas

Every time you flush your toilet it’s costing you money in the form of your monthly water bill. So to help you save both money and agony, we’ve come up with the top 5 toilet water conservation devices. When it comes to conserving water in your toilet, the TapNFlush is the best. “Whether you are looking to save money on your water bill or help save the environment, this kit will accomplish the goal.”

Water Conservation Tour Hits Goal of Saving 2 Billion Gallons

Green (Living) Review

The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour has been successfully rolling across the United States since April, aiming to reach its water conservation goal of two billion gallons by November 24. The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour, sponsored by American Standard®, has completed close to 300 events in 43 states. It’s satisfying to provide the solutions -- the water-efficient faucets, toilets, and showerheads our customers need.”

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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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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. 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

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. 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.

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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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. 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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Blue is the New Green: Water Conservation in a LEED Home, Part 1 Inside

Green Life Smart Life

That electric bill and oil or gas bill crosses the mailbox every month, but water is quarterly in Narragansett and in some towns might only come once per year. Our water supply is not infinite. The cost of water is expected to increase over 10% per year. By the year 2025, if present water consumption patterns continue, 2 out of every 3 people on the planet will live in water stressed conditions as reported by the United Nations Environment Program.

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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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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. 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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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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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. 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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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. 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?

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. 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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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. Creating a rain garden and efficiently harvesting rainwater have a significant economic and environmental impact, as less than two percent of the world’s water is suitable for plant, animal and human consumption. green construction green living green remodeling saving money saving water conserving water green landscaping rainwater harvesting

Blue is the New Green: Water Conservation in a LEED Home, Part 2 Outside

Green Life Smart Life

Continuing my post from yesterday, we put together a very agressive exterior water collection and conservation plan in an effort to conserve what we consider a very precious and diminishing resource. The irrigation system is critical in the overall success of the design because we still want use as little water as possible. From measuring our evapotranspiration rate to measuring how much water we are using in our control system, we left nothing out.

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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. 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.

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? 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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How Does It Work: Hydropower

Green Home Blog

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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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. 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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“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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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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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. 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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April is Water Conservation Month!

The Go Green Blog

Since the month of April is water conservation month it is time to consider the following tips to help conserve water in your home. Repair Leaky Fixtures - One drop of water per second from a leaky faucet can waste as much as 10 gallons of water each week. Install Low-Flow Showerheads, Faucets & Toilets - Low-flow faucets reduce water consumption and the cost of heating water by as much as 50%; using a low-flow toilet can save Americans 2.1

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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Warka Water towers pull drinking water out of thin air

Green Prophet

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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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? That sounds like a pretty good deal to me, but most communities take the seemingly easier but more expensive route of building bigger treatment plants to clean already polluted water. The good news is that our tap water is very clean and safe and relatively inexpensive.

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Brian Richter’s ‘Chasing Water’: Smarter Solutions for the Coming Water Scarcity

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water shortages aren’t just for California. They might be coming to your town — unless you push your leaders to get smart about managing water. That’s the message of Brian Richter’s new book Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Stability (Island Press), Richter’s guide to the causes of and solutions for water scarcity. But people are starting to understand that water shortages can severely disrupt local and even regional economies.

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

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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. 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.

50 Gulf Companies Voluntarily Cut Energy and Water Use

Green Prophet

A host of private companies in Dubai and other emirates that have joined a voluntary initiative to reduce their energy and water consumption have experienced enormous success, demonstrating that it’s not impossible to do so. A total of 50 companies voluntarily signed on to the Heroes of the UAE program, which requires that they reduce both their energy and water consumption by at least ten percent.

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Water, Water, Why Don’t You Save Yourself?

Green Home Blog

Water saving devices are often the unsung hero, forgotten solider, forlorn hope, and every other bad war cliche you can think of. But it really is important to do our part in the fight for water conservation. That’s one reason we started carrying the Instant Off Water Saver, (a pack of 3 is only $20 as of this posting). Water conservation has always been my passion.

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Water, Water, Why Don’t You Save Yourself?

Green Home Blog

Water saving devices are often the unsung hero, forgotten solider, forlorn hope, and every other bad war cliche you can think of. But it really is important to do our part in the fight for water conservation. That’s one reason we started carrying the Instant Off Water Saver, (a pack of 3 is only $20 as of this posting). Water conservation has always been my passion.

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Project to Reduce Water and Electricity Consumption in 300 Mosques in Dubai

Green Prophet

The ‘Green Mosques’ project hopes to help conserve water and electricity at 300 mosques- and save around US$1.5 Water scarcity in the Middle East is nothing new- in fact, the region has been struggling to cope with drought and water shortages for centuries. The only problem is that today, modern urbanisation and population increases have put immense pressure on dwindling water supplies which are already threatened by the effects of climate change.

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Byproduct of Natural Gas Made Potable by US and Saudi Scientists

Green Prophet

Water produced as a byproduct of natural gas extraction is one of the oil and gas industry’s biggest waste streams, according to the Environment News Service (ENS), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are collaborating with scientists from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals to do something about it. Regular HDH technology has to boil water at very high temperatures in order to separate the water and salt.

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Re-Branding Nature: From Dismal Swamp to Constructed Wetland

Nature Conservancy - Science

Colonial Americans saw putrid waters teeming with alligators and disease. They are a technocrat’s dream, naturally cleaning water and boosting bird populations at the same time. Maybe it was the collective conscience recalling the putrid waters of sin and impurity. In the UK, design engineers, contractors, water utility companies, and researchers responded to this problem by forming the industry association, the Constructed Wetland Association (CWA) ( Cooper 2007 ).