Category Archives: Water Conservation

Turn Off the Tap!

0 lbs CO2 Per Year $0 Savings Per Year Short Description By turning off the FAUCET when you’re not actually using the water, you can save hundreds of gallons of water per year! Long Description Wasted water occurs everywhere in our homes, and many people waste water without even realizing it! When you brush your… Continue Reading

Lose the Leaky Toilet

0 lbs CO2 Per Year $5 Savings Per Year Short Description Leaky toilets waste a lot of water! Check your toilet for leaks in order to save water and money! Long Description Notice the the noisy little “song” your toilet plays as it leaks every day? Try to stop it! Leaky toilets waste a lot… Continue Reading

Use An Aerated Shower Head

350 lbs CO2 Per Year $150 Savings Per Year Short Description For maximum water efficiency and ENERGY SAVINGS switch to a aerated shower head! Long Description For maximum water efficiency, change your showerhead to a low-flow model; preferably one with a flow rate less than 2.5 gallons per minute. By using less water in the… Continue Reading

Kick the Soda Pop Habit! Drink Tap Water

  308.4 lbs CO2 Per Year $576 Savings Per Year Short Description Stop drinking soda to save your health and the environment! Long Description Remember the Boston Tea Party? (Tea tax? Samuel Adams? Bunch of Colonial longshoremen in not-very-convincing costumes dumping crates of tea off British ships?) Well, think of this Challenge as a Green… Continue Reading

Worldwide Groundwater Depletion: What it Means

by Patrick Morency “Groundwater depletion the world over poses a far greater threat to global water security than is currently acknowledged.”  Nature Publishing Group, An alarming satellite-based analysis from NASA, released last month, finds that the world is depleting groundwater — the water stored underground in soil and aquifers — at an unprecedented rate.… Continue Reading


By Vera Mercurio Over the course of this weekend I learned a lot about sustainability. Of course I have been aware of the fact that we live on a finite planet, and that much of the things we use can be adjusted so that we can use less and re-use more. After my intern training… Continue Reading

What the Frack?!

What is fracking? Why all the fuss? Is it really that bad? Fracking stands for hydraulic fracturing, which is process used to extract natural gas sealed deep beneath the Earth. Natural gas is a methane-based fossil fuel formed millions of years ago from the remains of dead plants and animals. Natural gas, similar to other… Continue Reading

Water’ya Waitin’ For? Drink From the Tap!

Our little blue planet gets its colorful description from the huge bodies of water that collectively cover over 70% of the world’s surface. Water is almost everywhere on Earth – even inside of you – about 54% of an average human’s body weight is attributed to water. In fact, life as we know it simply could not exist… Continue Reading

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