Water Saving – Home – Drawdown Strategy #46

Household water use is an opportunity for huge savings within reach of most Americans. According to the Drawdown book, the average American uses 98 gallons of water per day. Of that amount, 60% is used indoors (toilets, washing machines, showers and faucets), 30% is used outdoors (watering lawns, gardens and plants), and 10% is lost…

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Afforestation – Drawdown Strategy #15

Trees – the simplest, low-cost, low-tech solution for carbon sequestration. Afforestation is the practice of creating new forests where there were none before. By strategically developing planted forests (aka tree plantations), we can reduce the harvest of natural forest lands (i.e. the Amazon and others). Below are some of the benefits of afforestation: Carbon Synthesis…

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Bike Infrastructure – Drawdown Strategy #59

The Drawdown book reports Bike Infrastructure as the #59 most effective strategy for reversing global warming. Since bicycles are the most efficient means of transportation ever invented, riding a bike saves fuel and practically eliminates emissions compared to driving a gas-powered automobile. Consider also that 40% of urban car trips are less than two miles…

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