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  • Avoid Disaster Blues with Wet-location Emergency Lights

    Winter is already upon us in many parts of the US. Just because the threat of hurricanes and typhoons has lessened and thoughts have turned to holidays and new year’s resolutions, however, doesn’t mean that disasters can’t happen. Superstorm Sandy was a winter storm, as was Chicago’s famous snowpocalypse of 2011 (shown, above). In both […] More

  • Water, From Thin Air: Atmospheric Water Generator

    A few weeks ago, we covered a company called Molecule New Water Technologies and their EcoloBlue atmospheric water generator- a product that they claimed could pull pure, crystal clear water from the ambient air around it. As I type this, the company has plans to install 52 EcoloBlue atmospheric water generators in a first-of-its-kind, solar […] More

  • New Tool Quantifies Your Business’ Water Risk

    In a time when we’re experiencing an increasingly drier climate, with a booming population and growing demand on water supplies, water scarcity is a very real risk, not only to individuals and communities, but also to businesses that require water in their operations. Water is all too often undervalued and its market price is very […] More

  • In Japan, They’re Farming With 99% Less Water

    This hydroponic farm in Japan cuts water usage by 99%! The farm occupies an abandoned Sony chip manufacturing facility in Miyagi prefecture, near where the earthquake and tsunami struck the country in 2011. It is the brainchild of Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist who was inspired by a vegetable factory he saw at the Expo […] More

  • When it Comes to Water, Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have

    I’m still thinking about my 4 Liters Challenge from a few weeks ago – it’s amazing how much we take a resource like water for granted! While a number of things I learned stand out, I constantly come back to turning on the water without even thinking about it – I had to catch myself […] More

  • Did You Know: More Oysters Means Better Water?

    Oysters are filter-feeders. That means they suck in the water around them, filtering out the plankton and bits of dead animals and waste that they eat, then spit the water back out, free of that waste. The process feeds the oysters, produces food for humans, and cleans the water around them. Exactly how much these […] More

  • Clean Drinking Water, From the Air

    Originally published by Insteading. With much of California experiencing record levels of “exceptional” drought, and with what little water there is available being tainted by the fracking industry, water security has recently gone from a “prepper” topic to a mainstream concern for many people inside and outside the troubled state. For the guys behind Molecular […] More

  • Water Security, Out of Thin Air

    The ongoing drought in California is taking the issue of water security from outlying prepper culture to the mainstream- and one company thinks it can help. More

  • EPA: Watersense Shower Heads Save 2900 Gallons Per Year

    Back in 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created “WaterSense” as a label for high-efficiency plumbing products that not only use less water, but work as well as “conventional” fixtures like faucets, toilets, and shower heads. That means that shower heads labeled with “WaterSense” have been tested for both spray force and water coverage and […] More

  • Sustainablog Takes the 4 Liter Challenge (w/ Video)

    Hi, gang! It’s been a while since our last post, and since then this “4 liter challenge” thing has surged in popularity and then kinda died down. A few weeks ago, however, our good friend Jeff McIntire-Strasburg took on the challenge and documented his day in words and YouTube videos which he was kind enough […] More

  • How To: Dig a Fresh Water Well

    One way to ensure long-term water is to drive a water well, which, if you’re willing to do the work, could provide you and yours will clean water for years. More

  • Six Smart Home Technologies For Safer, Greener Seniors

    Smart home technology often seems like something out ofΒ The JetsonsΒ – but it’s a fast growing industry, with equipment that can control all elements of daily living. Modern seniors are looking to age in place and reduce their environmental impact. Let’s explore the smart home technologies that make aging in place easier – and greener – […] More

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