Posts Tagged ‘water conservation’

plants that require the most water

Those with a green thumb are well aware that countless houseplants require plentiful water to maintain a full, lush green. A lot of homeowners, especially in drought-stricken areas, have switched to drought-resistant houseplants that require little sustenance to survive and thrive. We’ve previously detailed low-maintenance indoor houseplants that don’t need much water to spring to […]

How Do You Use 100 Gallons of Water a Day

It may seem impossible, but it’s sadly true – according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American uses 100 gallons of water per day. That means a family of four goes through 400 gallons of water in 24 hours! With water becoming more and more precious, countless families are looking after our planet’s future […]

Last April, Governor Jerry Brown of California issued sweeping and mandatory water usage restrictions for potable urban water. Now, just over a year later, California has reversed that ruling in spite of (or perhaps because of) the 24% reduction in urban water usage the state has seen since the executive order was issued. California is […]

hand holding soil

Few people cherish water as much as gardeners. They know just how vital water is to life, and how easily it can be wasted. Accordingly, avid gardeners have developed a range of techniques for ensuring their gardens are as water-friendly as possible. If your neighbor’s garden is thriving while yours bleaches under the summer sun, […]

running bathroom faucet

In the midst of the hoopla and excitement of Super Bowl 50, Colgate ran a small quiet ad during the second half of the game to make a stark point about water conservation. In case you missed it, the ad begins with a man turning on a bathroom faucet and starting to brush his teeth. […]