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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Morocco’s Atlas Kasbah Eco-Lodge is 80% Solar-Powered

Green Prophet

It may look like a castle, but this beautiful red-earth building is actually an 11-roomed hotel that receives 80% of its energy from the sun. No doubt relying on their extensive education, the couple have devised a multi-tiered approach to making the Atlas Kasbah worthy of its title as a sustainable development, namely: water conservation, energy conservation, waste management, traditional architecture and energy. The pair also use low-energy light bulbs.

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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. The fellows begin their two-year assignments this fall, working within the Conservancy’s U.S.

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Big Brother? Masdar Monitors Student Energy & Water Consumption

Green Prophet

A one-year investigation by researchers will hopefully reveal what incentives are most likely to encourage energy and water conservation among Masdar’s student body. In an effort to understand what incentives and stimuli drive students to switch their lights and taps on or off, Masdar will track their energy and water consumption over the next year. . The cap will be based on the projected supply of renewable energy from Masdar City rooftop solar panels.

Dubai’s Radisson Blu Goes Green

Green Prophet

The bespoke waterfall there no longer uses fresh water, which is important given the extent to which Dubai and other Emirates rely on desalination to meet their water needs. Instead, Fernandez devised a system that harvests and recycles water created as a byproduct of the hotel’s air-conditioning units. Energy-saving initiatives include motion sensors that only activate lights when there is someone around.

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Go Green and Beat the Heat

Eco Friendly Daily

Keep a Pitcher of Water in the Fridge. It never seems to get as cold from the faucet as a glass of water straight out of the fridge. Green Advantage: You’ll conserve water and energy by helping your fridge perform at top efficiency when it is full. Green Advantage: Energy savings from making the most of your cooling power. Green Tips energy conservation water conservation

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 ). Set the temperature low – For every 1° you turn down the thermostat you’ll reduce the energy usage in your home by 1-5%.

Farewells, Buddha Bellies & Tips for a Greener Home

Green Living Ideas

Israel is one of the leading countries on solar energy and research. Israel is also a very water conscience country. Since the beginning of their independence in 1948, they have had difficulties obtaining clean drinking water. Although water is more accessible now, the country has not forgotten those early years. Green Water: Recycling and reusing water in the home. Also, keep buckets in the shower to capture wasted splash water.

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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?

Google Resorts to Going Green With Trash Talk

Green Prophet

Recycled paper takes about 60% less energy and water to make than new paper. Green Prophet applauds all the great ways to promote recycling and energy conservation, from text messaging on water conservation to posts on top ten (or twelve ) lists on how to green up your life. Energy activism recycling water conservationGmail offers recycling tips. Apparently, they’ve been doing this for years. What rock have I been under?

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Jordan To Host International Permaculture Conference

Green Prophet

The theme of the event is ‘Plan Jordan – Water’ which is rather apt considering that desertification and water scarcity is an issue which the entire Middle East is struggling with. It basically looks at growing in a holisitic framework which promotes sustainability, the conservation of resources and biodiversity. Travel & Nature Jordan permaculture sustainabilty sustainable agriculture water conservation water scarcity

Hawaii Conservation Week

Conservation Hawaii

In an ideal world, everyone would celebrate and participate in some type of conservation effort or activity every day, whether it’s water conservation, energy conservation, environmental conservation or even cultural conservation. This week, the Hawaii Conservation Alliance is helping to make that possible by supporting and hosting daily Conservation Week events. Conservation Week kicked off [.].

Sees, Inc. Launches Green Energy Talk Directory

Green (Living) Review

The Directory system is a Free service to consumers and businesses to find contractors, products and services for renewable energy – solar and wind, and water conservation. The Green Energy Talk Directory structure allows for easy navigation to all 50 U.S. The directory system offers a wide range of researchable topics covering renewable energy and energy savings. Solar Energy and Efficiency Solutions, Inc. SEES, Inc.,

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Ways to go GREEN in College

Green Home Blog

Water Conservation: Global fresh water sources are extremely limited. Hence it’s critical to cut down on water waste. Taking long hot showers and using running water to clean cars and sidewalks must be avoided as much as possible since they result in massive wastage. Compact water treatment plants can easily be installed in colleges which convert waste water into a filtered state to be used for daily irrigation purposes.

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Green Faith

The Green Changemakers

[link] GreenFaith inspires, educates and mobilizes people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership.

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Emiratis Fear Dwindling Water Supplies Will Impact Future Generation

Green Prophet

A rising number of Emiratis are concerned about water scarcity and what it could mean for future generations. In the United Arab Emirate the average citizen consumes 550 litres of water per capita daily , which is three times the global average and quite high for a country located in the water-scarce Middle East. An encouraging 57% of Dubai residents reported that they take an active role in monitoring their water consumption and use only what is necessary.

Fetzer: celebrating 25 years of green winery practices

Green Traveler Guides

Since the beginning of these efforts, Fetzer has focused on energy conservation and carbon emission reduction, natural pest control in its own vineyards, waste reduction, water conservation and recycled materials packaging. The winery was the first to power operations by purchasing and using only renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal, including one of the wine industry’s largest solar installations.

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I’ve trained Muslim clergy on how to be green. This is what I’ve learned

Green Prophet

Here are my thoughts from the workshops which focused on sustainability and energy conservation issues. It is illuminating to know that the first Waqf (trust fund) was for water to secure water supply for the needy. Also, Islamic teachings emphasize the concept of living lightly on earth (zohd), conservation and limit of waste and extravagance (israf). Energy and water conservation is both a rational and ethical imperatives.

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DIY: cutting your water and heating bills with two shower devices

Green Living Ideas

Hot water is a triple whammy for your utility bills. First you pay for the water (water bill), then to heat the water (gas/electric bill), then to dispose of the water (sewer bill). So it follows that the less water you use in a shower, the less you’ll spend on each of these bills, right? to this: Flow valve partially closed–warm water still trickles over you as you soap up, but you spend half as much money.

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

Green Traveler Guides

A deep caldera filled with cool fresh water at more than 5 thousand feet above sea level. All day long, travel and trade skim over the lake’s clear blue waters, which are as moody as the southern wind called Xocomil that arrives without warning to kick away the calm. asks the captain of the water taxi. Looming at water’s edge is a vision from a travel brochure—a handsome lodge of local volcanic stone, adobe, wood and palm.

ICLEI Case Studies - Locally-based projects that support sustainability

The Green Changemakers

USA 10 - Environmental Management - Ottawa, Canada 9 - Waste Water Management - Stockholm, Sweden 8 - Transportation Management - São Paulo, Brazil 7 - Species Conservation - Johnstone Shire, Australia 6 - Environmental Auditing - Lancashire County, UK 5 - Housing Construction - Austin, USA 4 - Energy Conservation-Finance - Saarbrücken, Germany 3 - Solid Waste Management - Bandung, Indonesia 2 - Land Use-Transport - Curitiba, Brazil 1 - Hazardous Waste - Ventura County, USA.

The Water-Energy Connection

The Green Changemakers

[link] In the United States, generating power consumes 3 percent of our nation's water annually and 13 percent of the energy produced in this country each year is used to treat, transport and heat our water. Conserving water saves energy, and vice versa. The water-energy connection is complex, but it provides an excellent opportunity to get students thinking about the interrelatedness of ecological and environmental concerns.

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Tax Increment Financing, Sprawl, and Urbanism

Sightline Daily

But if a city could take care of those up-front investments—sidewalks, roads, or district energy for example—developers would be more likely to build. Skip to content. Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Tax Increment Financing, Sprawl, and Urbanism Posted by Roger Valdez 12/03/2010 08:00 AM Article highlights things to avoid in full TIF for Washington.

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Sustainable Urban Development

The Green Changemakers

Communities should also move toward energy conservation and non-oil and coal based alternatives, such as solar, wind, thermal, and biomass, which can reduce dependency on non-renewable resources, as well as minimize air, water, and thermal pollution. Organizations National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sustainable Sites Initiative U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy USGBC / LEED Research “ Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S.

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