Tell Congress To Fully Fund The Land And Water Conservation Fund

10,000 Birds

Created by Congress in 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was a bipartisan commitment to safeguard natural areas, water resources and our cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans. It was a simple idea: use revenues from the depletion of one natural resource – offshore oil and gas – to support the conservation of another precious resource – our land and water.

Field Research: Water Conservation in California

Environmental Economics

  Then I observed the extent of the water shortage on the island:     Finally I observed the economic solution to the water shortage.  for water at lunch. Spending a few days visiting family in Southern California.    Went to Catalina Island for the day today.    First I took a quick tour of the island.


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Easy Water Conservation

Green Earth Journey

Do you leave the water on while brushing? Do you know that you can potentially save 27 gallons of water (or more) a day by just turning off the water while you brush? I know, that sounds unbelievable, but according to at least one TerraPass team, the faucet uses up to nine gallons of water for each brushing session if left running. Potentially, your household is using (wasting) 72 gallons of water EACH DAY. uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day.

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.

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.

Eco-Resolution for June: Water Conservation – Every Drop Counts

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Eco-Resolution for June: Water Conservation – Every Drop Counts June 2, 2010 I can’t believe it’s June! Our eco-resolution for this month is all about water conservation and considering the installation of a rain barrel. Quick Facts: The average home uses 200 gallons of water per day.

A water conservation article with no mention of price or pricing

Environmental Economics

Finding more water is possible — San Diego is already building a desalination plant on the Pacific shore — but there are too few sources to make a serious dent in a shortage. That leaves conservation, a tack the lower-basin states already are pursuing. The state consumes essentially as much water today as in 1955, even as its population has grown nearly twelvefold.

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.”

Myths about Water Conservation


Lots of old folktales prevail about how to save and conserve water—even if it really is necessary. However, water and water conservation are becoming very serious issues around the world. manufacturer of no-flush urinal systems, offers the following myths about water and water conservation designed to separate fact from fiction. Myth: Placing a brick in a toilet is a simple way to save water.

Water Conservation and a Dual Flush Toilet Converter Review: TapNFlush

Green Living Ideas

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Nasrallah, inventor of a water conservation device called the TapNFlush, a dual-flush converter for toilets. Previously, I had a very low tech water saving device, a toilet tank insert from Niagara Conservation , but after seeing the TapNFlush video, I was very intrigued and wanted to see this puppy work up close and personal. According to Nasrallah, TapNFlush can save someone over $100 a year on their water bills.

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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7 Ways to Become a Water Conservation Hero

Green Living Ideas

Our Green Dude Segment was with Green Dude Antonio, who is a water purification expert with Pur2o. Anyway, that segment inspired this post about water and water conservation. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization , Water use has been growing at more than the rate twice of population increase in the last century. She is also a water hero. I would also recommend the UN page on water statistics.

Remembering Dr. Robert Jenkins, The Nature Conservancy’s First Science Director

Nature Conservancy - Science

Remembering Dr. Robert Jenkins, who fundamentally changed the approach to land and water conservation. The post Remembering Dr. Robert Jenkins, The Nature Conservancy’s First Science Director appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas Conservation Science TNC Science

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Kristen Bell Joins Neutrogena Naturals for Water Conservation Campaign

Eco Chic

Are you aware that your five-minute morning shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country uses for an entire day? Did you know that 780 million people lack access to clean water ? If those stats didn’t make you want to re-think your water consumption, try this. household wastes about 10,000 gallons of water every year. Visit the Neutrogena Facebook page and pledge to adopt simple water-conserving behaviors in your daily routine.

‘Army Wives’ Star Opens Up About Water Conservation And Charity


I am a crazy animal lover,&# the 29-year-old stated, “and also I’m a member of an organization called Oceana , which protects the world’s water.&#. Indeed, Oceana is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation, so it’s a great cause to support! The actress then explained why water conservation has become a passion project for her. We caught up with Army Wives star Sally Pressman at the 2011 Genesis Awards.

Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour Shows Americans How to Reduce the Use

Green (Living) Review

March 2011: Managing local water supplies – drop by drop – is now a mainstream concern across the United States. Many communities already are experiencing a tighter water supply, while 78% of consumers are looking for ways to cut household utility bills and energy costs. The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour is hitting the road this month to bring water-saving solutions to consumers and plumbers. PISCATAWAY, N.J.

Kristen Bell Swims with Sharks & Learns the Importance of Water Conservation


Kristen Bell, known for her roles on ‘Veronica Mars’ and as the voice of ‘Gossip Girl,’ is not only educating others on water conservation, but teaching herself! Recently, the 31-year-old actress visited South Africa and took her love of animals to a whole new level. She participated in a cage dive with great white sharks. [.]. Entertainment Environment Film/TV kristen bell

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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The Green Living Guide To Home Water Conservation

Green Living Ideas

Most of us take for granted the fact that we can turn on the tap to receive an endless supply of water. Did you know that four out of every ten people are impacted by the scarcity of water? The Green Living Guide To Home Water Conservation. Tags: Water Conservation e-book Green Living Guide home water use servation But in fact, this is one of our scarcest natural resources.

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.

3 Great DIY Water Conservation Strategies and How-To’s (With Video)

Green Living Ideas

Globally, the world is covered with water…more than 2/3 of the surface of the earth is water, after all, but the amount that is fresh, clean drinking water is less than 1%. Increasingly, especially with the widespread adoption of fracking, groundwater is getting increasingly polluted, too, meaning that more and more humans are going to have to deal with less and less pure, clean drinking water.

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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Bipartisan Environmental Leaders’ Message to Congress: Reauthorize Conservation Funding

Conservancy Talk

Despite last-minute efforts of senators from both parties, Congress last night allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to expire, halting 50 years of providing nature’s benefits to Americans. And we at the Nature Conservancy (TNC) are going to do something about it. cannot lose sight of its commitment to conserving public lands—a uniquely American trait for much of our history.

New report will help advance health and water conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Conservancy Talk

Last week, TNC joined with USAID and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) to launch Freshwater Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Integration Guidelines: A Framework for Implementation in sub-Saharan Africa. The collaboration the report represents, and the important signal it gives about the growing commitment to break down the silos those of us working to address some of the world’s biggest water challenges often find ourselves in.

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

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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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

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.

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.

Pupfish: Conserving a Mojave Desert Survivor

Nature Conservancy - Science

But Nature Conservancy ecologist Sophie Parker , who is showing me conservation projects here, asks me to envision an earlier California and Nevada. “It’s The pupfish became isolated in these little pockets of remaining water. In the Mojave, you can think of these spots of water as similar to the Galapagos. Think salty streams and warm water temperatures – conditions that would turn a trout belly up in minutes. A conservation victory?

Conservation Future: Announcing the 2013 NatureNet Fellows

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nine young scientists — with specialties ranging from energy infrastructure to urban ecology, Kenyan pastoral techniques to nanotechnology — have been named as inaugural NatureNet Science Fellows , a Nature Conservancy partnership designed to help kick-start conservation toward addressing the challenges facing people and nature in the 21st century. These fellows will help the Conservancy lead in developing solutions relevant to the lives of billions of people on the planet.”.

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Are We Losing Our Wetlands Conservation Legacy?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Will wetlands and the services they provide remain a part of our conservation heritage? Purple sky reflected on rippling waters, a heron squawking from the reeds, thousands of whistling wings overhead: can there possibly be a better place for a naturalist to spend sunrise than a marsh? Are we at risk of losing one of our all-time greatest conservation successes? This is about our water and soil, the true foundation of our national security.

12 Ways to Conserve Energy and Winterize Your Home

Green Home Blog

12 Ways to Conserve Energy and Winterize Your Home. As much as half of the energy used in a typical American home goes toward heating and cooling, so help to conserve energy and lower your utility bills this winter by following these simple steps. Be Smart With Your Furnace ( Home Energy Conservation Kit ). Install a programmable thermostat – Programmable thermostats are great for conserving energy year round.

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.

Textually Transmitted Conservation of Water

Green Prophet

Jordan’s mobile phone users will soon receive SMS tips on smart water use. It’s part of a public awareness campaign to alert Jordanians to the vital need to protect against pollution and reduce water consumption. Mobile users will get regular tips on how to conserve water. The Ministry of Water and Irrigation, in cooperation with telecommunications company Zain, is aiming for radical transformation in national behavior.

A Little Village in India Becomes a Model Example of Water Conservation

Eco Friendly Daily

Water will be the next oil. The indisputable realization comes from the fact that large swathes of the world are already struggling with water scarcity. The solution of rain water harvesting has existed for centuries but perhaps the attitude is just about seeping in the face of acute water shortages. Encouraged, people went back to agriculture and started leveling their fields so that water drainage would stop and the land could hold water.

4 Hidden Sources Of Environmental Damage

Green Prophet

Water Waste. Water is not an infinite resource. Water scarcity is a major concern both for the welfare of humanity and the preservation of the environment. California uses 20 percent of its electricity to distribute water. .

Every Drop Counts

Environmental News Network

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From Rattlesnakes to Turquoise Rivers: Unlikely Connections Hold Key to Conservation Success

Conservancy Talk

The meeting—a retreat for The Nature Conservancy’s European region—began in the typical way too, with each person stating their name, their unit within the Conservancy, and where they were based. I’m the director for the Conservancy’s Mojave Desert Program, and I’m based in Las Vegas, Nevada.” That’s because most present knew him as “John, the guy that’s leading our new conservation program on Balkan rivers with WWF.”

Natural Intersection: Understanding and Conserving Alaska’s Estuaries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Research by two Nature Conservancy scientists, “ An Estuarine Classification for a Complex Fjordal Island Archipelago ,” recently appeared in the journal Estuaries and Coasts. The article is a helpful tool for planning how to conserve the most biologically rich habitats in regions such as the Tongass of Southeast Alaska. Alaska Science Alaska conservation estuary Fresh Water habitat salmon Tongass Water conservation

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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Empowering consumers: Rio Tinto’s aluminum becomes accountable upstream and down, on the blockchain

Green Prophet

Technology blockchain ESG greenhouse gas recycling upcycling water conservationTracking and tracing a box of shoes with a barcode on its shipping journey from China to America is easily done with a hand scanner.