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Fix leaky toilets, they can waste an extra 200 gallons of fresh water every day

Nov 25, 2010
Toilets can be the greatest water waster in a home, and inefficient toilets can use up to 20 gallons a day. But if the toilet is leaking water, the...
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Switch to a low flow showerhead. Choose one that "aerates the water" and you can keep up the pressure while halving water use

Nov 25, 2010
Using less water in the shower saves you the expense of heating it while also helping stave off drought, a serious problem, particularly in the...
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Find creative cooling solutions

Nov 25, 2010
To control heat intake, and effectively, energy-consumption, consider covering windows that receive a lot of sun with semi-opaque polycarbonate...
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Build walls with dirt

Nov 25, 2010
When in construction mode, consider using pneumatically impacted stabilized earth (PISE), which is a nearly perfect building material. The...
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Alternate heating systems

Nov 25, 2010
There are alternatives to forced-air heating systems, particularly in mild climates such as California. Consider a grid-tied photovoltaic approach,...
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Practice saying, "I am acting out of my care for whatever," rather than "I need such and such" 

Nov 25, 2010
Caring is what makes us human. Actions coming from our caring in key domains of life produce authentic and satisfying behavior. Needs beyond...
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Build with straw bales

Nov 25, 2010
In places where heat-minimization is key, walls built with straw-bale insulation make a lot of sense. Not only is the product 100% natural, but...
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Lighten your wash loads

Nov 25, 2010
Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes or lower the water settings for smaller loads. This saves water and energy. Also, you can replace your...
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Live in your house for your entire life

Nov 25, 2010
When designing your home, think really really hard about how long you imagine you'll live there. And if you plan to live there for ages, design it...
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Supplant your lawn

Nov 25, 2010
Though ornamental lawns can be lovely, they often require serious maintenance and require lakes of water to stay verdant. Redesigning your front...
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