Drought-Proof Your Landscape with Greywater, 3/6/14

Drought-Proof Your Landscape with Greywater, 3/6/14
Join us for an evening presentation by greywater experts from Greywater Action. Find out if a greywater system is a good match for your home and landscape. Come to learn about common types of systems, advantages and limitations of different systems, plant friendly soaps and products, calculating water savings, costs, and codes and regulations. What… Read more »

Shift in Perspective: It’s a Drought 37% of the Time

Shift in Perspective: It's a Drought 37% of the Time
The news media, the governor, water agencies, farmers, urban residents, and even President Obama have all responded to the extreme drought. While this response is warranted based on available water resources, a recent blog post by Wholly H2O’s Elizabeth Dougherty points out that treating the drought like an exceptional weather event is inaccurate. Looking back… Read more »

The Drought Is On: Get Free Water-Saving Devices to Reduce Your Use

The Drought Is On: Get Free Water-Saving Devices to Reduce Your Use
Governor Brown made California’s drought an official emergency last week, asking all businesses and residents to cut back water use by 20%. Conserving now means that our existing water supplies will go further, and is the least expensive strategy for both water users and water districts to cope with the drought. Simple water saving devices… Read more »

Will 2014 Be a Drought Year?

Will 2014 Be a Drought Year?
2013 is leaving us high and dry. It was California’s driest year on record, and our local water agency, EBMUD, is reporting rainfall was less than 30% of average years. Rainfall in the next few months will be critical to replenish reservoirs, snow pack and water tables to carry us through the summer. If not… Read more »

Yosemite Fire Brings Climate Change Closer to Home

Yosemite Fire Brings Climate Change Closer to Home
It’s reassuring to think of climate change as happening somewhere else, preferably in places where you have no contacts, no history, and no plans of visiting. The less personal, the easier it is to look the other way. Last year, millions of people weren’t given the option of turning a cheek as Superstorm Sandy barreled… Read more »