Water
Use Less, Save More

By Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert

Water
Paperback, 80 pages £4.95
Published: 16th May 2006
ISBN: 9781903998878
Format: 165mm x 119mm

Category: GREEN BOOKS GUIDES

Series: Green Books Guides

  • Did you know that we use 70% more water today than we did 40 years ago?
  • Or that about 95% of water that gets delivered to our houses goes down the drain?
  • And that a garden hose can use almost as much water in an hour as an average family of four uses in one day?

Our population is growing, our climate changing and our lifestyle demands more and more water. Quite simply, we are consuming too much. And with water usage at an all-time high, rationing is round the corner. But the good news is that there are numerous things we can do both at home and at work to reduce our consumption of water, save money and help the environment.

This book lists 100 ways in which to do your bit. Tips range from simple measures, such as turning off the tap while you clean your teeth to more drastic ones, such as installing a rainwater harvesting system. Interspersed with "Did you know?" facts and photographs throughout, this pocket guide will transform the way you use water.

Did you know . . .

  • We use 70% more water today than we did 40 years ago
  • About 95% of water delivered to our houses goes down the drain
  • A garden hose can use almost as much water in an hour as an average family of four uses in one day

Our population is growing, our climate changing and our lifestyles demand more and more water - we are consuming too much! But there are many things we can do to reduce our consumption of water, save money and help the environment.
This book gives you 100 water saving tips for the home and garden - from simple things like having a shower instead of a bath, to more drastic measures like installing a rainwater harvesting system.
If each one of us does just one of them, we can help reduce the likelihood of water shortages both now and in the future.

How much water do you use?
The Kitchen
The Bathroom
The Toilet
The Garden
The Car
And more . . .
How does your water get to your home?
A global view
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Jon Clift

After working on various sailing yachts around the world for several years, including three transatlantic sailing crossings and a period in the merchant navy, Jon Clift settled ashore, becoming involved in teaching, sailing and outdoor pursuits. Following his first degree in education, he spent a period as Director of Outward Bound Wales and latterly ran his own sailing school in South Devon.

Having always been concerned about environmental issues Jon decided to ‘walk the talk’ and took a Masters in Sustainable Environmental Management, working with a major water company for his dissertation. He now works as an environmental consultant, and still keeps his toes wet running sea survival courses. Jon lives in Salcombe, South Devon.

Amanda Cuthbert

Amanda Cuthbert started her working life in the theatre before becoming a founder member of Sky Television, writing, presenting and producing programmes. Sixteen years ago she left the TV life behind to run a small farm in Devon; having been concerned about environmental issues since childhood, she put her ideas into practice – growing organic vegetables, leaving fields unsprayed and raising sheep, pigs and hens organically.

Author of The Dreamer’s Guide to Running Holiday Accommodation (Breese Books) and co-author of The Briefcase and the Baby: A Nanny and Mother’s Handbook (Mandarin) she now works as a writer and editor, and raises chickens and grows her veg in south Devon.

Amanda and Jon have previously collaborated on other environmental subjects, and have written other titles in the Green Books Guides series: Water: Use Less Save More, Energy: Use Less Save More, Climate Change: Simple things you can do to make a difference, Greening Your Office: An A-Z Guide, How to be a Student and Not Destroy Planet Earth and How To Grow Your Food: A Guide for Complete Beginners.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 80 pages
ISBN: 9781903998878
Format: 165mm x 119mm
colour illustrations throughout

BIC Code: RNF, RNK
BISAC Code:  NAT011000, NAT038000
Imprint: Green Books


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