Green Practices: Water

  • Water: Use it Wisely Water-saving guidelines, including regionally-focused conservation tip lists.
  • Plant Materials Information for Homeowners The USDA Plant Materials Program provides plant materials, conservation resources, technical resources, publications and guides for homeowners, urban and suburban land users to use for choosing plants, planting, seedbed preparation, creating native landscapes, rain gardens, community gardens, and pollinator friendly gardens. 
  • WaterSense A partnership program by the US EPA offers people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. This water-efficient appliance certification program is analogous to the Energy Start program for energy. The site also includes lists to help people select locally suitable plants appropriate for water efficient landscaping.
  • Green Values Stormwater Toolbox Understanding the costs and benefits of using green infrastructure to mitigate the need for sewers and detention basins. From the Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Kick the Bottled Water Habit An article about negative environmental and health issues associated with bottled water from the Christian Science Monitor.
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