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Save Water – Build a Rain Barrel

Save Water – Build a Rain Barrel

In honor of a little holiday called le jour de la monde, also known as “earth day”, let’s talk rain barrels. Here’s how to make your own: 1. Purchase a plastic 55 gallon barrel and avoid anything that once held toxic items, like cleaning products. 2. Install an overflow at […]

Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

It’s bitter cold outside and you go to turn on your water or take a bath and, surprise! No water. There’s a good chance that the water in your pipes has frozen therefore stopping the flow of water into your home. As water freezes and unfreezes the pipes feel the […]

Rainy Day Solutions

Rainy Day Solutions

It’s a rainy day here in NYC which reminds us of all the fun projects that rain and water bring to homeowners. Enjoy this eclectic selection from Charles & Hudson. + Flood Prevention for Your Home + Preventing Driveway and Landscape Erosion + Quick Fixes for Basement Flooding + Installing […]

3-Steps to a Healthy Lawn

3-Steps to a Healthy Lawn

There is more to maintaining a lawn then just mowing it with an eco-friendly mower. Having lush and healthy grass isn’t just pretty; it’s good for the environment. Grass filters rainwater to prevent flooding, sponges up dust and soot, and helps to cool the area surrounding your house on a […]

Drainage Solution: Pervious Concrete

Drainage Solution: Pervious Concrete

The New York Times Green Issue highlighted Chicago’s use of pervious concrete in an ongoing project called Green Alley’s which is a renovation of the pavement in the cities alley space from impervious concrete to permeable concrete that is also high albedo.

Using Greywater Technology in Your Home

Using Greywater Technology in Your Home

In an effort to act locally and reuse the resources we have, some homeowners have turned to greywater technology to replenish the non-potable (not approved for drinking) water in their homes. The AQUS System from WaterSaver Technologies takes used water from your sink and filters and disinfects it so it […]