A smallstep for your lawn, a big step for Las Vegas.

The industry is not always the main culprit in droughts: check out this video, and you will see your backyard choices are important.
It is probably a proof that a sustainable developpement era is coming to the US!

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3 comments on “A smallstep for your lawn, a big step for Las Vegas.
  1. Barry says:

    Thanks Claire. I couldn’t play it – but in Australia, Industry and Agriculture accounts for close to 90% of water consumption. And residents are pretty diligent and dobbing in those that transgress on water their gardens. The issue with our beautiful city of Melbourne is that many of the parks and gardens are eurpoean designed and influenced – with trees use to seasons and a lot of rain. Sadly, they haven’t had much of anything lately, and a lot of trees, some quite old and historic, have died.
    You are right that sustainability begins at home. I am about to build a house, but will now take some time to determine the alternatives in terms of building materials and wastages – and how best the outside enviornment can deal with my ‘footprint’.
    Regards, Barry

  2. Barry says:

    Thanks Claire. I couldn’t play it – but in Australia, Industry and Agriculture accounts for close to 90% of water consumption. And residents are pretty diligent and dobbing in those that transgress on water their gardens. The issue with our beautiful city of Melbourne is that many of the parks and gardens are eurpoean designed and influenced – with trees use to seasons and a lot of rain. Sadly, they haven’t had much of anything lately, and a lot of trees, some quite old and historic, have died.
    You are right that sustainability begins at home. I am about to build a house, but will now take some time to determine the alternatives in terms of building materials and wastages – and how best the outside enviornment can deal with my ‘footprint’.
    Regards, Barry

  3. Claire says:

    Sorry it didn’t work Barry, here is the link again, if you wan’t to give it another try:
    http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=e04609db3dcacdbc92ba68fe6bdf9dab5a508bc6
    (can’t figure out what went wrong, it works when I try…)
    In case your interested, this is the website where you can find tips, relevant for both US and Australia:
    http://www.squidoo.com/xeriscape
    Good luck with your new garden!

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