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US EPA Watersense Program Releases New Internet Widget for Water Efficiency

The Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program is the EPA’s water efficiency equivalent to its wildly successful and well-known Energy Star program. Watersense’s mission is to protect the future of the U.S. water supply by promoting and enhancing the market for water-efficient products and services.

WaterSense has jumped onto the internet “widget” bandwagon, and recently released a widget that provides a jump to the WaterSense website, which includes tips and facts about water efficiency. The widgets provided by WaterSense are intended to be seasonal and up-to-date, encouraging webmasters and website owners to add environmental content to their website or Myspace page. The website intends to update and change its content on a monthly  basis.

Information provided by WaterSense on their website includes:

  • Fixing water leaks at home;
  • Reducing water use in the shower;
  • Using water-efficient toilets; and
  • How to water your lawn efficiently.

Image: Water Tap via Flickr’s Media Commons

Written by Amiel Blajchman

Amiel is the founder of the Globalis Group, an organization whose motto is "combining action and thought for a sustainable world." His experience includes working with the Canadian government on greenspace projects, sustainable development programs and on policy documents on issues as diverse as climate change, sustainable development, and the environmental and social impacts of transportation. He is listed on the UN’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory’s list of GHG experts, and has sat on the Canadian Environmental Certifications Board’s Greenhouse Gas Verification and Validation Certification committee.


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