Every household has an issue with this from time to time, some more than others. Stuff of various origin gets stuck in the drain line and stays there. Initially, you don’t know it, but after more stuff gets stuck, there’s a back up. Even a complete clog. What a nightmare this is. For us, our […]
We recently read an article in Dwell magazine that states this newsworthy fact:
Plasma TVs use more energy than your refrigerator.
In addition, it is estimated that the average U.S household produces twice the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as the average automobile.
Here’s some tips from SMWD to save water. Again, small steps can really add up!
Shortening your showers by 1-2 minutes can save 5 gallons of water per day.
Fixing leaky faucets can save up to 20 gallons of water per day.
Turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save up to 3 gallons of water per minute.
This is a great article from our buddy Bob:
Following in the footsteps of theecolife, we recently completed the installation of a Sunpower grid-tie solar electric system for our South Orange County home:
When we ordered the system, one of the decisions we had to make was the type of inverter. Sunpower offered inverters from 3 different […]
Take a shower; I love how warming and invigorating it is to stand in a forceful stream from my giant shower head. It is a good start to my day. Soap and shampoo, and it all goes down the drain to the treatment plant. The same destination as toilet contents. But why? Certainly there is […]
…up gallons and gallons of water. You may have seen our previous article in the “Water-Wise Gardening” category. We are not fans of vast expanses of grass unless it serves a useful purpose. Kids and animals can be the argument for a big lawn. Allergies can be a deal breaker. But, is there a compromise? […]
For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.