Reclaimed Water Restrictions
Did you know using reclaimed water for irrigation comes with some restrictions. Reclaimed or recycled water is former wastewater (sewage) that is treated to remove solids and impurities. It has been widely used as a tool to keep landscaping irrigated in drought ridden states. However, due to the intense process involved in removing impurities, human contact […]
Government Regulations Increase Costs, Especially Housing Costs
Homes in San Diego California are twice as expensive as in other states because of government regulations, a recent study concluded by Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University. The study explains why San Diego is in its 10th year of distributing well under 12,000 building permits, which is the San Diego […]
Our four year drought has finally shown Californians that we do not live in a tropical paradise but in a desert. We’ve got to start emulating our neighboring states (Arizona and Nevada) water saving practices. Even better, we should follow the example of Israel who has been dealing with drought since it became a nation. […]
Could you live in a house that bends with the wind? Bamboo is no longer just for your eco-minded floors. Elora Hardy who lives in Bali is making “bespoke bamboo” homes that are not only beautiful, but also bends in the wind. Bamboo is not only a prime sustainable building material but it is ubiquitous. […]
El Nino this Winter? The Real Thing or Another Dud?
If you are a skier, surfer or meteorologist you were most likely disappointed when last winters predicted El Nino never appeared. It felt like an NFL Super bowl was put on, but one of the teams didn’t show! Well, now that we’ve recovered, word is spreading that it’s not only “for real” this time, but […]