On-site energy generation- everyone can play a part in energy creation

  Methods of small-scale energy production have advanced dramatically since the introduction of the first solar panels. In high-density locations, solar water heating systems take up very little room and improve efficiency, reducing energy costs. Suburban homes can use more advanced solar panels, and may be able to receive tax…

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Native & drought tolerant vegetation- conserve water

In regions already facing water shortages, heavy landscaping poses a significant problem. Lush lawns andwater-hungry flora options are a poor choice in such settings. Water-saving and minimizing options should be used whenever possible, so as to reduce drought and maximize existing water sources. When possible, plants that use less water…

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Agriculture and biofuel- use waste products to fuel food production

Biofuels can and should be used as a support mechanism for agriculture. Converting the inevitable waste products of agriculture into biodiesel or bioethanol can fuel at least portions of the whole food production process, minimizing waste and emissions, and reducing costs. Florida Crystals, a West Palm Beach based sugar company,…

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Manage wastewater- prevent wasting our most precious resources

The efficiency of a wastewater management system is particularly crucial in places facing water shortages, as many locations in the region currently are. South Florida Water Management has highly rigid water quality standards, with over 75 waste- water treatment facilities and 1,1OO testing sites in the seven- county region. Wastewater…

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