California is in a drought. As an individual homeowner, ever wonder how you can contribute to conserving our most precious resource? Greener Way Associates interns spent this past summer working with ways homeowners will find helpful.
Interning with Greener Way Associates (GWA), a local non-profit committed to implementing the Earth Charter, we learned about aesthetically pleasing alternatives that can save you money. The creative freedom of water-wise native plants in your garden can use a rainwater capture system can help replenish our ground water and aquifers, saving water from storm drains.
As recent graduates from Culver City High School, on our way to UC Davis, we are dedicating our time and education to environmental concerns, finding ways to help create more sustainable ways of living so that all eco-systems can thrive on this fragile planet. The depletion or damage to any one part will soon enough have a domino effect on all living beings.
Saving, recycling, and reusing water is an important matter to us. We are concerned about our state and our future in it. We hope you too will join in being part of the solutions, now desperately needed, to address this drought exacerbated by excessive heatwaves.
Look into ways to implement even more water saving in your own home, and share what you are doing with others. Perhaps even use this site as your forum. We hope you too will feel good about yourself as you become part of the community of proactive concerned others, finding ways to contribute to and help resolve our state’s water problem.
-Evan Dumas (In the garden) & Christopher Goodwin ( at the desk)