The goal of the program is to provide transparent ways to measure a restaurant's environmental accomplishments
The Green Restaurant Assn. (GRA) has developed a program through which restaurants can earn points for energy efficiency, waste, chemical and pollution reduction, water efficiency, as well as other metrics.
Referred to as the GRA Standards, the goal of the program, according to the association, "is to provide transparent ways to measure a restaurant's environmental accomplishments [and provide] a pathway for steps each restaurant can take towards increased environmental sustainability."
Participants will receive a re-landscaping package at a discounted price
To address the need for long-term water conservation solutions, the city of San José, Calif., is launching Lawn Busters, a pilot program that will demonstrate the benefits of replacing residential lawns as a fundamental way to save water.
The new $500 rebate is up from the previous rebate of $200
While most residents of the state of California are now required to scale back water consumption by 25%, in Beverly Hills the reduction is 35%. This is because the city, as well as its residents, has historically used more water than other communities in the state, mostly for landscaping. The city is now paying $500 to any business that purchases and installs a waterless urinal.
The plant will use solar energy to recycle salt impaired water into freshwater
HydroRevolution, a California subsidiary of WaterFX, announced plans to build a commercial solar desalination plant in the Panoche Water and Drainage District in California’s Central Valley. Once constructed, the plant will provide a sustainable water source to local water districts by using solar energy to recycle salt impaired water into freshwater. This technology will be the first of its kind in the Central Valley.
The plant will be an expansion of the demonstration plant operated by WaterFX in the Panoche District in 2013.
The funding will provide for water and energy efficiency programs in 12 Western states, as well as other water reclamation and reuse projects in California and Texas
As part of the Obama administration's continued effort to bring relief to Western communities suffering from the historic drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other Western states.
A few years ago, a realtor in central Pennsylvania eagerly showed a three-bedroom, “move-in-ready” bi-level home to a young couple who quickly met the offer and moved in. It turned out to be a costly mistake.
Pennsylvania home receives water quality & energy efficiency overhaul
The goal of the executive order is to reduce the state's water usage by 25%
Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.
Panel of experts met to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the Great Lakes and addressing the global water crisis
Evanston, Ill.-based Rotary Intl., an international humanitarian service organization, hosted a free public panel discussion titled "Tap Into Lake Michigan: A Local Perspective on the Global Water Crisis," on March 31 to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation, protecting our Great Lakes and the ways to address the global water crisis.
The panel moderator, Debra Shore, commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, spoke about Chicago’s water history and the important role Lake Michigan plays in the city.
The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allotted $27 million to Puerto Rico to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects.
Drought resiliency and energy savings through water conservation will be focus of fourth annual national awareness campaign
With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year, mayors across the country will be asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation—and in return residents can win a new Toyota Prius Plug-In, water-saving fixtures and hundreds of other prizes.