Have you invested in a rain barrel yet? Green Calgary is set to sell barrels this Spring on Saturday mornings throughout the month of June. Rain barrels are an easy-to-implement tool for water conservation. Harvesting rainwater can both supplement your summer irrigation demands and offset your water utility bill.
On a larger scale, designing for water conservation has become more than a trend in the green building industry. Forward-thinking, resourceful projects incorporate water-saving strategies like harvesting rainwater for flushing toilets, circulating ocean water for radiant cooling systems, and xeriscaping landscapes with drought-tolerant plants.
For more simple and innovative ways to make your office, neighbourhood or home sustainable, check out Green Calgary for hints on recycling programs, composting and green cleaning products.