Posts tagged as: save water

Rainwater Harvesting goes mainstream – ABS Water Account 2013/14

To quote Colin Nash, the champion Chairman of the Rainwater Harvesting Association, “The gun has gone off”, we are not waiting for the start anymore, we are up and running. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has been working closely on rainwater harvesting since

Celebrating the savewater!® Alliance

Equilibrium at the 2012 Melbourne International Flower & Garden ShowThe savewater!® Alliance was officially established as a not for profit organisation in 2004, and after 10 years, the Alliance is winding down, so now is the perfect time to celebrate some of savewater!®’s achievements. The savewater!® Alliance created an independent platform for the water industry to support and celebrate

Watering Roses

I discovered roses as a young man, clutching a bouquet on my way to visit a young lady. The scent and beauty of the flowers made an impression on me and ever since I have been fond of roses and their place in a good garden. The millennium drought changed a lot of things about our gardens and one of them was the behavior of the roses.

Water iPhone apps we could all use

There seems to be an app for everything these days – water and environmental sustainability are no exceptions. Whether we want to do more ourselves or even show our friends how easy it can be, there countless apps to save money while living a more eco-friendly life. In no particular order, here some of the most interesting and

Reading between the pixels

Anyone over 20 years old visiting a school library these days will ask, “Where did all the books go?” The technology and online revolution has without a doubt, changed the way we read and learn. New devices come out every year like the kindle, kobo and iPad.

Grand Final Football: How green is your green?

MCG at sunsetWhile all eyes focus on the big matches this weekend, another fierce competition for environmental bragging rights is being fought out by the venues. If ever you needed a reason to throw fuel on the raging Melbourne vs Sydney debate, this weekend’s sporting fixture promises to provide plenty.

Let’s be clear about wastewater

Time to take a closer look at the murky world of wastewaterWhen you receive your water account, it is natural to focus on “water use”, meaning the water coming out of the tap. But just looking at how much water you have consumed, doesn’t take into account the cost and difficulty of removing, treating, as well as safely disposing of wastewater. When your water goes down the plughole the hard work begins.

Encore Tissue blows away the competition

Large industrial sized tissue roll in factoryHey friends, continuing our quick look at the winners from last year’s national 2011 savewater! awards® , today we hope to inspire you with a great water saving initiative involving the humble tissue. Tissue paper is not something that we often have a second thought about, never mind how it is manufactured. Did you know the papermaking process requires large quantities of water to produce an evenly formed sheet of paper? Luckily, Encore Tissue (Aust) Pty Ltd has come up with a fantastic filtration system that allows for the water used in the manufacturing process to be recycled, ultimately saving hundreds of mega litres of water per annum.

BBQ this weekend? Why not do it ‘green’?

BBQ this weekend? Why not do it green?There is nothing better than a BBQ on a warm summer’s day with a cold refreshment and maybe a sneaky game of back yard cricket to try and tonk the in-laws over the back fence. However, how many of us actually think about the environmental impacts of our favourite pastime? Here are some great tips for the environmentally conscious barbecue host to ensure it’s not only a hit for friends and relatives, but for Mother Nature as well.

Spring Your Garden to Life

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get down and dirty in the garden. There is no better time than the start of Spring to give your garden a much needed make over. Just as you want to get your beach bod and a fresh hair cut for the summer months – your garden needs some love as well. Here are some great tips and a detailed video of how to not only revamp your garden but ensure it is water efficient for the future as well.   The makeover starts now!