Tag Archive: water footprint

Apr 16

Putting Down Native Roots

Landscaping with native plants can help stabilize the soil and protect water quality. Dig it: Trees and other plants are nature’s water purifiers. Their roots prevent erosion. And when it rains, they slow runoff, so it filters into the ground. But when landscaping for clean water, not all plants are equal. Cheryl Nenn of Milwaukee …

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Jun 02

Water Footprint…or Should We Make That Food-print?

Wanna shrink that water footprint? Take a look at the food you’re eating. Listen up: Here’s some food for thought: More than 90 percent of our water footprint relates to water usage in agriculture—which means the food we eat is our biggest use of water. Fresh water comprises just 2.5 percent of the world’s supply, …

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Apr 03

“Virtual” Water Use

When you think about using less water, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most people immediately consider shorter showers, turning off the lawn sprinkler, or shutting off the faucet while they’re brushing their teeth. Cutting back on water use at home IS important, but your total water consumption is much larger than what …

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