Easy Water Saving Tips to Save You Money

Think you know everything about water saving tips? I just learned some startling facts. Like, the average American requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Our consumption of fresh water has doubled in the last 70 years and is projected to increase 25% by 2030. Water saving tips like turning off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth can save more than 200 gallons per person per month. And there’s ONE simple act responsible for 30% of water usage in the house. Want to know what it is? Take a look!

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4 Water Saving Gadgets

water saving showerhead against white backgroundCalifornia is in a serious drought right now, which some are saying could be the worst in history. We can debate the role of climate change until we’re blue in the face–many states just keep getting drier. And while we can’t solve this problem overnight, we can easily take control of our household water usage–saving money wherever you live. These four water saving gadgets can help you conserve where you didn’t even know you were wasting! [Read more…]

Jane Goodall Exclusive MG Interview

jane goodall reaches her hand out to touch the hand of a baby chimpanzee in the forestThe world has been fascinated with Jane Goodall for nearly 50 years, whether through her books, which detail profound discoveries linking primates to humans, or through television shows like “Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees,” which basically made her an international reality star in 1965.

Jane Goodall has been my hero since I was a child, so I jumped at the chance to interview her in 2012. We spoke by phone from her childhood home in Balmouth, England. She lives there the few weeks out of the year when she’s not traveling or visiting the Gombe Stream Reserve, where she began researching chimpanzees in 1960. Jane Goodall’s opinions about environmentalism, idealism and parenting informed, surprised and inspired me. [Read more…]