saving water

Rain harvesting design: the Waterwall

Rain harvesting design: the Waterwall

If you’re thinking about getting started with rain water harvesting, but aren’t impressed by the aesthetics of the typical rain barrel, fear not: a number of companies out there are creating more pleasing designs that also capture a lot of rain water. Urban Gardens and Home Design Find recently took note of Waterwall’s Fatboy storage tank, which holds 650 gallons of water, saves a ton of space, and doesn’t look like, well, a plastic barrel.

Earth Day Design: the RainXchange rainwater harvesting system

Earth Day Design: the RainXchange rainwater harvesting system

Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to both reflect and act on our desire to use the planet’s resources in a sustainable manner. As we’ve noted in numerous posts, water may be the one resource we should focus on more, individually and collectively. No doubt, many of you have water-saving activities planned; a few…

Greener Gadgets: Eco-Neighbuzz – Community Intercom System

Greener Gadgets: Eco-Neighbuzz – Community Intercom System

Greenest Gadgets Part Three  This green gadget was submitted to the Greener Gadgets Design Competition of 2009 by Korhan Buyukdemirci of Finland. This green gadget breaks the mold of most of other types of inventions. The Eco-Neighbuzz is a new take on an apartment intercom system. It is designed to expand interactions between each member…

Don't Just Flush it Down the Toilet

Don't Just Flush it Down the Toilet

Okay, so let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. We’ve been talking all week in abstracts and numbers; let’s get serious about really saving water, right now. 1) Dual flush options help match the flush with the, uh, cargo. Caroma [www.treehugger.com] and numerous other options exist to fix you up; this Argentine toilet [www.treehugger.com] design lets…