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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with the Help of Trees, Plants, and Native Grasses

National Geographic defines an ecosystem as a geographic area where plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as weather and landscapes, work together to form a bubble of life.  The state of California is one huge ecosystem. As ecosystems go, California is the most ecologically diverse state in the nation and is comprised of an…

Warriors ‘Splash Brothers’ Show Support for State’s Save Our Water Program

Making it rain on the court is one thing, but making it rain enough in California is another, says NBA MVP Stephen Curry and All-Star guard Klay Thompson of the NBA champion Warriors in a recent Save Our Water public service announcement (PSA). The “Splash Brothers” urge Californians to conserve water, despite recent rain, during…

Going for Gold: Statewide Golden Lawn Contest

Letting your lawn go gold not only helps conserve water during our historic drought—you may have a chance to win a substantial credit toward your water bill if you enter the Golden Lawn Contest sponsored by Golden State Water Company and California’s Statewide conservation education program, Save Our Water. “The majority of California’s residential water use…

Cemeteries Adhere to Drought Water Restrictions

Governor Brown’s Executive Order in April calling for a mandatory a 25 percent cut in potable water use through February 2016 means belt-tightening not only for residents and municipalities, but for commercial and industrial properties as well. That directive includes California’s cemeteries. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cemetery and Funeral Bureau (Bureau) wants to alert consumers that…

Water Conservation Never Out of Season

California’s Water Year 2014 as defined by the Department of Water Resources (Oct. 1–Sept. 30) was the third-driest on record in the past 119 years. The 2013 calendar year was the driest ever, and that followed two years of below-average precipitation. It has been taxing on State reservoirs and groundwater supplies. Even as a significant…

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