Browsing the "conservation" Tag

The DIY Rain Barrel: 4 More Plans

June 9th, 2014 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Ready to start collecting rainwater. Build a DIY rain barrel instead of buying a kit or a finished product & save money (as well as water)


Water Proof: the History and Future of Water Conservation

August 5th, 2013 | by Guest Author

For the developed world, water is a seemingly ubiquitous resource. Many Americans often take it for granted. Submerged in a culture of excess, it’s often difficult to keep one’s head above the waste. Water conservation is a murky subject for the average consumer. We’re often more likely to recycle than forgo filling our swimming pool. Thus, the history and future of conservation is worth examining


Ten Ways to Conserve Water and Paper

May 20th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Water and forests are among the most precious natural resources on the planet. Unfortunately, they are consumed at an increasingly fast pace. Learning to reduce our consumption is crucial to the preservation of these vital resources. Here are a few simple tips to help you save on water and paper daily


Women’s History Month: Five Ways Women Are Changing the World

March 11th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

Although this month is already underway, it’s not too late to join women all over the United States, United Kingdom and Australia in observing Women’s History Month. The 31-day celebration has been set aside to acknowledge and pay tribute to all women for their contributions throughout history and in society at large. We specifically celebrate those women working to make the world more sustainable


Nothing to Drink for Me – Just Water [Infographic]

November 26th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Ever notice how we ask for "just water" at a restaurant? Like the source of all life is somehow inferior to soda or a glass of wine (both of which are mostly water)? A new infographic from a British plumbing company gives you just about every fact you need to know about water... including the ways we're wasting it


How the Sharing Economy Can Save the World

November 12th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Why own when you can rent whatever you need, whenever you need it? The benefit of this approach is that each micro-transaction boosts the local economy, while the same goods are circulated again and again. This is called the sharing economy, and our friends at Triplepudit are planning to write a series on it... with your help


City Of Toronto Latest To Pass Shark Fin Ban

October 31st, 2011 | by Beth Buczynski

While the practice of shark finning is illegal in North America, current laws banning shark finning do not address the issue of the shark fin trade. Therefore, fins are being imported into North America from countries with few or even no shark protections in place



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