Water, Water, Why Don’t You Save Yourself?

On December 4, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, Home Improvement, Household, Uncategorized, by Greenhomey

Water saving devices are often the unsung hero, forgotten solider, forlorn hope, and every other bad war cliche you can think of.  But it really is important to do our part in the fight for water conservation.  That’s one reason we started carrying the Instant Off Water Saver, (a pack of 3 is only $20 […]

Energy Versus Water

On November 1, 2008, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

There is a growing awareness that there are two convergent crises facing the world: Energy and Water. Scientific Amercican just launced a dedicated environmental publication this month, Earth 3.0 and the cover story? … ‘Energy Vs Water’. The article explores the dichotomy between the fact that we need energy to produce water and we need […]

Californian City Considers Buying back lawns to save water

On October 4, 2008, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

How ‘green’ is your lawn? The City of Fresno in California think’s not very ‘green’ at all and is proposing to ‘buy back’ lawns from home owners in an effort to stop people pouring the States’ precious water resources all over them. This is part of an Urban Water Management Plan approved by the Fresno […]

Counting the Cost of Water

On September 23, 2008, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

I was contacted last week by a journalist doing a story on ‘the future of water’. When I asked what the publication was, I was told it was for Esquire. Needless to say I was only too glad to help, – it’s not often I have the opportunity to have my name in print alongside […]

Whiskey’s for drinkin’, water’s for investing in

On July 29, 2008, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

Last week I put out the idea that we were approaching a tipping point in water re-use. There were a few other headlines this week which support that. For one thing California’s second largest reservoir is now ‘at its lowest level in 30 years’. Last Monday the California Department of Water Resources Director, Lester Snow, […]

A tipping point in water re-use?

On July 18, 2008, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

There were two interesting recent headlines which support the view that we are approaching a tipping point in relation to water scarcity and water resources. Firstly, Orange County, California was awarded the Stockholm Industry Award for its pioneering work to inject treated wastewater into deep wells to re-charge ground water aquifers. This water can then […]

Sink Positively and Save Water

On July 10, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Environmental Designworks Sink Positive Toilet Tank Lid What is it?The manufacturer calls it a “multi-purpose accessory sink.” But basically it’s this fabulous direct greywater system. It’s a toilet tank lid that’s also a sink. It allows you to take the clean water that usually goes […]

Save the Suds and Water with Eco Touch Waterless Car Care

On March 13, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Eco Touch Waterless Car Care What is it?Eco Touch Waterless Car Care is a waterless car wash made with water, plant-derived surfactants (coconut and soy), a water-based polymer, and a soy-based solvent. It simply requires you to spray and wipe with a microfiber towel. One […]