Category Archive: Water Conservation

Sep 17

Be Our Guest—and Save Water While Traveling

Someone else may be doing the laundry (awesome), but guests are responsible for a big portion of a hotel’s total water use. Listen up: Yes, hotels and motels use a lot of water, but guess what—it’s not all within their control. According to Tara O’Hare of the EPA’s WaterSense program, guests are responsible for about …

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Sep 07

When Sharing is Not Caring

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to spare say these 8 states: We’ve always been taught to share. But the eight Great Lakes states have a legal pact that limits the sharing of their most valuable resource: water. Molly Flanagan of the Alliance for the Great Lakes states, “Even though there’s a lot of water …

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Aug 21

Awesome Hotels Say Yes! to Saving Water

While many hotels are water hogs, WaterSense Hotels are checking-in for water savings. Listen up: You might be turning off the tap while you brush in your room—but chances are the hotel itself isn’t as handy at saving water. “Hotels and other lodging businesses account for about 15 percent of the water used in commercial …

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Jul 17

Seal That Leak

Take a leak…and fix it like a pro. Listen up for a simple how-to: Why settle for leaky faucets when sealing ’em up can be as easy as one, two, three? Karen Wirth of the EPA’s WaterSense program explains the problem—and the simple solution. “An American home can waste on average more than 11,000 gallons …

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Jul 13

Less Is Still More When It Comes to Biofuel

Crop-based biofuels burn cleaner than gasoline—but there’s a hitch. Listen up for the water-guzzling scoop: Everything you’ve heard is true: Compared with fossil fuels, burning biofuels releases fewer greenhouse gases. But what you might not know is that producing the cleaner-burning fuel also requires a lot of water. Take corn-based ethanol, for example, which is …

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