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5 Easy Ways to Teach Kids to Save Water

By Uma Campbella:  Most of us in this country are privileged to have lived our lives accessing fresh water simply by turning on a faucet. However, because society as a whole hasn’t been particularly conscious of our natural water sources, we do indeed have a depleting supply. We need to …

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How to Conserve Water in the Bathroom

By Diana Smith:  Did you know that only 2% of water on Earth is in fact fresh water? Therefore, it’s vital that we start thinking about the ways in which we can conserve it. Just think of every time you’ve waited for the hot water to start running before you …

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Saving Water for the Garden

By Larraine Rouston: For the past several years, we all have become aware that climate change is causing droughts. Yet, just last week while walking in the woods, I picked up a disposable plastic bottle half filled with water. Water is a limited resource; less than 1% of it is usable …

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Water Conservation Tips

By Fredrica Syren: Along with other signs of global warming — rising temperatures and years of drought — there is now limited water left left in California. As of April 1st, due to this severe water shortage, there is a mandatory water restriction. Unfortunately, California is not alone with this problem, …

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Recycling Grey Water

By Kim Robson: What Is Grey water? Grey water is the wastewater from shower drains, baths, sinks and washing machines. Unlike black water, which is sewage from the toilet, grey water can be used for watering houseplants, landscaping, or even flushing the toilet; so it’s a recyclable resource. Instead of …

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Grey Water Recycling

By Larraine Roulston: Grey water is retrieved from showering, doing dishes or washing clothes. (It is not water that has come in contact with dirty diapers or toilet water). Capturing this household resource is a great way to recycle water for your garden. The type of detergent and household cleaners …

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How To Conserve Water

By Fredrica Syren: Along with other signs of global warming — rising temperatures and years of drought — there is now limited water left left in California. As of April 1st, due to this severe water shortage, there is a mandatory water restriction. Unfortunately, California is not alone with this …

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California Has About One Year of Water Left

By Larraine Roulston: Parched landscapes and acres of dormant orange trees emphasize the dire predicament in California, with its groundwater and snowpack levels at an all-time low. Its reservoirs have approximately one year of water remaining with the state relying on rainfall as its sole contingency. Since record keeping began …

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Hidden Water Uses

By Kim Robson: Did you know that approximately 90% of all fresh water is used by agriculture (70%) and industry (20%), leaving just 10% for domestic use? The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is urging coordinated action to reduce the amount of “hidden water” used in food and drink production …

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Olla — Natural Irrigation System

By Emma Grace Fairchild: An olla (pronounced oy-yah) is an ancient method of irrigation that uses a clay pot buried under the soil to water plants. Although it has a long history of traditional use, it is fairly unknown in modern day gardens, much to our loss because of its …

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