Tag Archives: sustainability

Off Grid Garage with Gray Water

Visitors have traveled for miles to see David and Laura Sill’s new garage in Reisterstown. What makes this three-car garage worth the trip is that it was made out of about 200 bales of straw and features a toilet that heats waste into environmentally friendly ash. The Sills’ garage was finished last week, just in time to be part of the B-more, B-Green Solar Tour on Sunday sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society, Potomac Regional Solar Energy Association and several energy-related companies. The self-guided tour featured 10 homes and […]

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Water Crisis in Southern Cape

Cape Argus. The water crisis in Southern Cape municipalities has reached such crisis proportions that unless “radical steps” are taken, the consequences for the people and economy of the district will be “incalculable”, and could lead to there being “no water” during the first half of next year, says a report. It was estimated that at least R100 million was needed to respond to the crisis in George, Knysna and Mossel Bay alone. A report compiled by Local Government MEC Anton Bredell, shows that: # George this year measured its […]

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White House embraces Grey Water for Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2009 A Green Summit Background on the Pittsburgh Summit, September 24-25, 2009 Pittsburgh is a city that has transformed itself, from the city of steel to one which also is a center of high-tech innovation, including green technology, education and training, and research and development. It is a fitting setting for a summit of the world economies, where leaders will take stock of progress on the path to recovery, assess what areas require additional attention and discuss […]

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Water Facts in South Africa

Water is everywhere, in us and around us, in liquid, solid or gas form. Take a moment and consider how wonderful water truly is! A sparkling lake on a hot summer’s day, ice cubes clinking in your glass of cool drink, a hot shower on tired muscles, gentle rain feeding our gardens and refreshing our souls. We rely on water each and every day for our very lives and well being. But, the water we have on Earth is finite and the amount of water that is available for human […]

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Grey Water in Hollywood

From President Barack Obama down, American politicians are talking about green jobs as the future for the struggling US economy. They have the full support of Hollywood actor Ed Begley Jr who has been striving to lead the most environmentally friendly life possible for nearly 40 years. Ed Begley has been in numerous TV shows and had roles in films including Best in Show, Batman Forever and The Accidental Tourist. He is also in the latest Woody Allen movie, but it is as environmental champion and star of his own […]

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Daryl Hannah – Grey Water and Living off the grid

Daryl Hannah brings a personal sweetness and actor’s intensity to the stage of environmentalism, a term she doesn’t like. Like many environmental terms — green, eco, sustainability, organic – “companies have co-opted and glommed onto these words,” she told an audience in Fort Worth this week. Luckily, she says the public is learning to be more informed. “People are making ethical choices that help all living things to thrive, not to just sustain,” said the casually dressed actress who has starred in many memorable films such as Splash (with Tom […]

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