As more and more people become concerned with saving money and / or saving the environment, it only makes sense that water conservation has our attention. In traditional toilets, there’s just one style of flush, regardless of your, um, business. The amount of water used in each flush doesn’t change. As it turns out, you don’t actually need all that water for every … err, transaction. Read More
You’ve likely heard the term “carbon footprint” before. It’s a way of gauging how much carbon dioxide your activities (heating and running a home, transportation, food consumption) produce. The hope is that once one understands his or her carbon footprint, he or she will take ownership on their impact on climate change (based on the thinking that man-made carbon emissions have ramped up global warming) and adapt their behaviour for a greener earth.
The tough thing is, the issue of man’s impact on climate change is rife with conflict. Politics, special interest groups, accusations of conspiracies and other distracting fun have muddied the issues for many. More and more, people are starting to compare carbon footprints to Bigfoot prints.
Regardless of where you stand on the climate change / carbon debate, the majority of logical, sane, observant people can at least admit that we have an ecological impact – and that’s something we should care about.Read More