Archive for December, 2013

See Desert Plants in Action at a Demo Garden

December 11, 2013

We live in a very special place where people enjoy the outdoors nearly year-round. The plants that thrive in this unique climate are the key that unlocks the door to outdoor living. Creating an ideal outdoor space enhances not only your life, but also the beauty of your community and, ultimately, the sustainability of our world. With up to 70% of …

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5 Ways You May Be Wasting Water Around the House

It’s easy to be conservation conscious in theory, but in practice, it takes sacrifice and discipline. The Bureau of Reclamation found that the Colorado River’s worst drought in 100 years could affect agriculture and hydroelectric power production, AZcentral.com reports. If the drought continues, desert residents could see more direct consequences, including higher water costs and limits on the amount of …

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Save Watts and Drops!

December 12, 2013

When trying to save water around the house, have you thought about adding insulation to your attic? What many don’t think about is that there is a fundamental water-energy connection. According to the U.S. Geological Survey Water Use Report, the electrical power industry is the largest user of water in the United States, even surpassing agriculture! Thermoelectric generating plants (this …

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