With two-thirds of the global population predicted to live in regions of high water stress by 2025, providing an accurate and deep understanding of this issue is critical.
Utility Bidder, a UK-based utility comparison service created this insightful resource on Global Water Waste. It covers everything individuals, homes and businesses need to consider:
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- The impact of wastewater on the environment.
- Global water waste statistics, with countries, ranked and country-specific case studies. The most common water-wasting habits.
- The entire water process, including production, collection, treatment, and reuse.
- How individuals and families can reduce water waste.
Xeriscaping is a landscape designing technique of creating a yard that requires little water. Xeriscaping takes advantage of native and drought hardy plants, along with hardscaping and decorative elements to create an attractive display that requires minimal maintenance.
The practice is most popular in arid and semiarid climates, where watering restrictions are common but can be practiced in any area.
It’s easy to see the appeal of xeriscaping. From lowering monthly water bills and less maintenance to helping out the environment, it definitely has its perks. If you are contemplating converting your lawn to a xeriscaped space, here are a few tips to get you started on the right path.
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Whether you have a natural green thumb or not, there are plenty of benefits to having a garden. You can stay active, give your mental health a boost, and help out the planet with your efforts.
Gardening, in general, is typically an eco-friendly activity. However, if you want to have a garden year-round, you might think you have to make choices that aren’t exactly good for the environment. For some, that might include using pesticides in the summer. Or, you might turn toward chemically-laden soils and “boosters” to help plants grow in cooler temperatures.
Can those things help? Absolutely.
Are they good for the environment? No.
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Creating your own garden is a great way to help the environment in a natural way. These tips provided can help make your garden even more environment friendly in multiple ways.
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It’s easy to adopt sustainable habits that naturally lend themselves to your current living situation. If you live in the country, you can have a garden. If you’re in the city, you can bike to work. If you live alone, you can keep the thermostat at a brisk 60 degrees.
However, if you want to truly live sustainably, it’s important to look beyond your current dwelling. After all, you never know what the future may hold. You may find yourself sharing living space or moving from an urban to a rural area or vice versa. Here are several ways that you can establish sustainable habits regardless of your current living scenario.
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