Are plastic water bottles really all that bad? Here’s an infographic with facts to help answer that nagging question

The following illustration from Online Education addresses the facts about bottled water and it’s true impact on the environment – from the creation of the plastic bottles to the tap water used to fill many of them up to the consequences of only recycling 1 in 5 water bottles.

Make your own rain barrel with the City of Atlanta’s DWM Care and Conserve program!

The City of Atlanta and the Department of Watershed Management invite you to join your Atlanta and Decatur neighbors in learning how to mke your own rain barrel! Whether we’re in a drought or not, rain barrels are a fantastic way to collect water to service your garden in any capacity. And who doesn’t like free water? You can save on your bills by having one (or more rain barrels). Plus, they’re surprisingly easy to construct yourself! At this event, you will assemble and paint your own rain barrel to take home.

“The Georgia drought is over.” Whatever. Here’s an update on DeKalb County’s watering restrictions

Hallelujah! The Georgia drought is over and we can all go back to the immensely productive past-time of watering grass. Read about watering restrictions in this blog post!

Southface presents reports on future energy and efficiency challenges, clean local power, and water

Four new energy-related white papers recently authored by the World Resources Institute, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Southface.

Dirty house water? Clean it up with a whole house filter!

If you have yellowish dirty water or blackish dirty water, you can clean it up with a whole house filter to get rid of iron, rust, and sediment.

Save water with these tips from the Environmental Protection Agency!

Whether you’re looking for ways to cut down on your water bill, researching where water comes from for educational purposes, or how water conservation is a necessary lifestyle, the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense page is a great way to start! Our water use as a nation has far outpaced our growth and the majority of … Continue reading