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6 Simple, Moneywise Steps to Greener Plumbing

If you're concerned about making your home plumbing more environmentally friendly, installing a greywater system or a solar water heater may be a "someday" dream of yours. But not every green change h…


27 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips to Maximize Performance

A dishwasher is a marvelous time- and labor-saving device. A green one will also conserve energy and water, actually consuming less water than washing plates and pots by hand. (Besides, most folks fin…


18 Crazy & Inspiring Facts About Water

Each person in the United States uses around 100 gallons of water every day. These water facts inspire me to be conscious of my water use. I hope they have a similar impact on you and your perspective…


What Fruits & Vegetables Use the Most Water?

Farms across the US are struggling with extreme droughts and rising water costs. Climate change and droughts have reduced the available surface water flowing from mountain ranges to irrigate crops. Fa…


9 Wasteful Yard Care Habits and How to Kick Them

Summer means balmy weather, longer evenings and a more leisurely pace of life. If you'd love to sit back and enjoy your garden but are too busy planting, weeding and watering, it's time to stop. Take …


6 Best Ways to Conserve Water in Winter

Water conservation is something we talk about a lot in the summertime, but what about in winter? While we might not be watering our lawns or maintaining much of a garden, there are still ways to cut b…


The Quickest, Easiest Way to Save Water

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy I admit it: I'm kind of obsessed with saving water. Not only have I done everything possible at home (low-flow toilets, showerhead, washer/dryer, dishwasher, e…


Gray Water Systems: Good Idea or Bad Mistake?

By Carl Seville, Networx Most of us realize that water is a scarce resource and are looking for ways to use less of it in our homes. We need water to drink, for cooking, cleaning, flushing toilet…


When Our Water Dries Up

I remember it as clear as a tall glass of water. I was on vacation in Palm Springs in the summer of 2000. It was hot, but I had plenty of water and I was lazing around a very inviting azure blue swimm…


5 Ways to Collect Water for Your Garden

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green Conserving water is an important aspect of growing a "green" garden. The fewer resources we have to use, the better. And since water is an important part of …


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