Water Efficiency....Go Green, Conserve Water, Keep it Cleanwater.world.jpg


How to reduce and reuse water:
  • Track the use of water in buildings
  • Determine the quality of water locally
  • Determine if unhealthy situations exist in rivers, streams and ponds and identify causes and solutions.
  • Innovative wastewater technologies
  • Water efficient landscaping
  • No potable water use for irrigation



The American Institute of Architecture 50 to 50
Water Conservation
http://wiki.aia.org/Wiki%20Pages/Water%20Conservation.aspx
Water is one of our most precious natural resources. Potable water is an increasingly valuable global commodity, and the U.S. is one of the highest per capita water users in the world. Although the United States has abundant overall supply of water, it is not evenly distributed, leaving many parts of the country undersupplied. Water efficiency programs can be part of any energy management program, be a way to even out the imbalance of water supply, and save money.

Water Environment Research Examines Wastewater Technology
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New wastewater technologies can appear faster than E. coli after a thunderstorm, yet their adoption and resulting benefits can be slowed or derailed by common issues that can be solved or avoided, according to an article appearing in the June issue of Water Environment Research, the popular journal published by the Water Environment Federation.

Water-Efficient Gardening and Landscaping
Water-Efficient Landscaping
It has been estimated that many gardeners use about twice as much water in their landscapes as is needed. In most gardens, the amount of water used can be reduced without creating serious plant problems.

Water-Efficient Landscape Guide
Water Guide
This guide addresses the seven horticultural principles, beginning with proper planning and continuing through to the maintenance process. Each step is vital for a water-efficient landscape.

Lesson Plans



Water is a non-renewable resource that is essential for survival. Our country wastes more potable water than any other. It is possible that students will live through a severe water shortage during their lifetime. Students can be responsible for reducing water consumption and ensuring future potable water for themselves and their families.

Capstone efficiency project

Green Schools Instructional Design (blank)
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Welling Up


When you turn the faucet on there is water. Some may think it magically appears, but students, as members of the Pittsgrove Township community, need to understand that a vulnerable aquifer supplies water to the well that their community uses for potable water. It is possible to have groundwater contamination and/or drying up of well water supply that could cause illness/disease/other costly problems (drilling of new wells) in the area. Would you know what questions to ask if your faucet, when turned on, produced no water?

Getting "Well": Being Water Efficient


Some of the wells in our township have gone dry in recent years; several belonging to families of students within our school. In cases where new wells could not be made, families were forced to move away. This is a potential problem for everyone in our community, including our school. In this instructional design, students will be given the task of identifying the sources of inefficient water use within our school, exploring various options for improvement, and presenting these solutions to school and township officials for implementation.

Resources:

The American Institute of Architecture 50 to 50
http://www.aia.org/practicing/groups/kc/AIAS077430

Water Conservation
http://wiki.aia.org/Wiki%20Pages/Water%20Conservation.aspx

National Center for Educational Facilities Water Conservation
http://www.edfacilities.org/rl/water.cfm

Sustainable Infrastructure for Water Efficiency Toolkit
http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/sustain/toolkit.cfm

Water Sense http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/
http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/resources/educational_materials.html

Water Resource Program (Rutgers) http://www.water.rutgers.edu/

Water Use it Wisely http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/kids/index.php


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For more information contact...

Kirven Talone

princetongreen.org

email: kirven_talone@princetongreen.org