Saving Water with a New Toilet

Tweet Pin It Water it’s the key to life. Over the human span water has been the most fought over resource and it is one of the most important resources for sustaining life on this planet. Access to clean potable water is a requirement for a happy and healthy life.  Water is essential to grow […]

Lush Green Lawns Are Not Natural

Tweet Pin It Americans have come to value green lawns.  Thick, homogeneous, bright green grass is a sign of prosperity.  Have you ever asked yourself why?  As any homeowner can tell you, lush green grass takes a lot of maintenance, added nutrients, chemicals and plenty of water. While it might be a sign of prosperity, […]

Take 5 Minute Showers

Tweet Pin It How long does it take to get clean in the shower?  Is it 10 minutes?  Did you know that a 10 minutes shower with a standard shower head can use upwards of 80 gallons of water and generate up to 4 pounds of CO2 emissions?  That is not including the energy used […]

Bathe Your Children Less Often

Tweet Pin It It’s really nice karma when doing what’s best for the planet, for your children’s health and saving time & money, all align.  It turns out that this is the case with bathing children, particularly infants.  I’ve consulted with several pediatricians and dermatologists they agree, if your child isn’t actually dirty, it’s not […]

Tip: Simple Water Saving Ideas

Tweet Pin It Here’s a very simple tip for saving water that I never did until it was pointed out to me: when filling the tub for a bath, close the drain before turning on the water.  I find that most people adjust the water running out of the faucet to the temperature that they […]

1 Flush, 2 Flush, How to Make a Dual Flush

Tweet Pin It Update 11/118/203 – removed the last of the dual-flush conversion kits when we replaced our toilet with a new 1.28 gpf model from American Standard.   UPDATE 3/23/2012 Two years later, 2 of the 3 HydroRight Dual-Flush conversion kits have been removed and replaced by standard flush mechanisms and the third frequently fails […]

Tip: Save Water, Time and Money: Train Your Hair To Need Less Washing

Tweet Pin It About ten years ago I decided that I wanted to grow my hair very long.  I searched the web for resources and learned that the best way to have healthy hair is to not wash it every day.   There were tips for training your hair to not need washing every day. […]