Review: Taking a Closer Look at Drinking Water Filters: Did You Know This About Your Water Filter?

When looking clinically and in a balanced way at drinking water filters, considering costs, replacement intervals, filter capability, filter recycling and the filter’s effect on our carbon footprint, how many drinking water filters would make the cut?

And importantly, do any water filters tick all the boxes and stand out as a best of breed product?

Reviews.com, elaborates on How We Found the Best Water Filters. A worthwhile review. Stay informed.…

Kyasol Rainwater Harvesting Transcript

Kyasol Green Building Solutions

Title: Transcript of Interview with Jonathan Heck, Kyasol Green Building Solutions
Presented by: Emmanuel van der Meulen
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Heck
Date: 6th June 2017
Number of Speakers: 2
File Duration: 31:42
Transcriptionist: Jacqui Jonk

Links are at the end of the transcript.

Transcript Break Down:
00:04 Introduction to Radio Live Green Smart.
00:56 What is rainwater harvesting?
02:25 Introduction to Kyasol Green Building Solutions
04:10 What is rainwater harvesting used for?
05:02 Is rainwater harvested as is safe for human consumption or does it need to be filtered?
07:17 How do you start harvesting rainwater?
09:22 What are the advantages/disadvantages of underground and above ground tanks?
11:25 Can you retrofit underground tanks?
13:14 Underground tanks require pumping, but

Eco Pools Trancript

Eco Pools Logo

Title: Transcript of Interview with Jerome Davis, Eco Pools
Presented by: Emmanuel van der Meulen
Guest Speaker: Jerome Davis
Date: 31st May 2017
Number of Speakers: 2
File Duration: 28:54
Transcriptionist: Jacqui Jonk

Links are at the end of the transcript.

Transcript Breakdown:
00:01 Introduction to Eco Pools
02:35 What is aquaculture?
02:54 What is the difference between Eco Pools and Conventional Pools?
07:01 Does an Eco Pool also address leaking?
09:31 How to maintain an Eco Pool?
10:58 Would avid gardeners enjoy Eco Pools?
11:12 If there are plants in the pool, how do I swim in it?
11:54 What sort of relationship exists between the plant and clear water divide?
13:45 Can we use our existing pool pump

Midrand Boreholes Transcript

Midrand Boreholes

Title: Transcript of Anchor Read Advert Midrand Boreholes
Presented by: Emmanuel van der Meulen
Date: 3 May 2017
Number of Speakers: 1
File Duration: 04:58
Transcriptionist: Jacqui Jonk

Links are at the end of the transcript.

Transcript Breakdown:
00:01 Introduction to Radio Live Green Smart.
00:50 Introduction to boreholes as well as the advantages of boreholes.
03:25 Introduction to Midrand Boreholes.

00:01 Introduction to Radio Live Green Smart:

Emmanuel: Hello and welcome, to Radio Live Green Smart and to our short borehole presentation and advert. Radio Live Green Smart is a forum to discuss green living, eco-friendly living and importantly a forum to discuss where we see disrespect for the environment first hand. Bring such disrespect to us, we’ll assist …

Is it viable to live green in South Africa

Are you a couple who understands the benefits of living green? Perhaps you started out by separating and recycling your rubbish. Then you read about solar water heaters and installed one into your home. Perhaps you’ve even gone as far as installing rainwater catchments and photo-voltaic solar panels.

But the question is this: What will you do when the time comes to move out? How will you find a home that someone else has invested in as much as you have in your current home?

The sad truth is that converting your home into a green home is often over-capitalizing on your property (depending on the area in which you live). Not many buyers will appreciate your green features enough …

Green Smart Home is Profitable, Really

In a green smart home, photo-voltaic solar panels may be used. When using photovoltaic solar panels, and a grid-tied system with back-up batteries, the electrical running costs are reduced by up to 95%.

And when generating more electricity than we need, we may be paid by the national supplier for feeding that excess back into the grid.

Additionally, when the green home is resold, the initial outlay for green features is fully recouped.

Other ways in which money is saved and profits are increased in a green home are by:

  • Using energy-efficient lighting, heating and air-conditioning systems.
  • Conserving and managing the use of water, using smart technology.
  • Using natural light and air by rethinking the placement of doors, windows, and

Green at Heart, Down to your Core Being

What are the benefits of green living?  Maybe we start with recycling, then think about installing a solar water heater.  Maybe we even put in a rainwater tank or photo-voltaic solar panels.

Living green means we are passionate about preserving the planet for future generations.  This is also a healthier way to live, with long-term cost savings.

Within the home, using sustainable materials helps us to conserve our surroundings.  When shopping, we’ll also play our part:

  •  Buy local: This means that less transportation of goods over long distances was required.
  • Honey: Be sure to check for a badger-friendly label.
  • Vegetables: Buy fresh, loose fruit and vegetables (which uses far less packaging)
  • Buy only what is needed, so there is no

Combo Stove, Gas and Electricity

A stove which uses a combination of electricity and gas reduces reliance on the grid.  Even when using a photovoltaic solar energy system, the weather may be overcast for an extended period.

One is able to cook or boil water for tea or coffee even when electricity is unavailable – no hauling out the portable stove or having to wait it out until the lights come back.  This leads to comfort and convenience.

Cost-saving benefits are also enjoyed.  One remains unaffected by electricity price hikes and we do not have to use and pay for electricity.

It’s also easier to control temperatures with gas cooking.  With a simple twist of the dial, lowering or raising the temperature instantly, is entirely …

Double-glazing, Windows and External Doors

Within the home, dealing with the change in seasons usually involves dusting, washing, storage and hauling items out of cupboards every 6 months or so.  Green homes are kept at an even temperature all year round, by means of insulation.

A window or glass door made of 2 separate plates of glass makes up a double-glazing system.  An air cavity traps air between the glass layers – and these air cavities actually insulate the home, keeping us comfortable.

Double-glazing helps retain warm air during winter and cold air during summer – this helps save money in the long run.

Through a combination of insulation materials and techniques, a well-insulated home means that utility costs are reduced by more than half

Green at Heart, Saving the Planet one Plastic Bottle at a Time

Reusing or repurposing products is cost effective, besides being a green idea.  When buying products, one needs to be choosy.  Those products that are made from recycled material and which are recyclable themselves are preferable.

Recycling benefits:

  • Conserves natural resources
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the waste that goes to landfills and the amount of waste that is incinerated.
  • Saves energy
  • Creates jobs

Plastic doesn’t decompose, which makes it a problem for landfills.  It’s best to check which kinds of plastic are accepted by recycling centres.

Plastic products are given different numbers for recycling purposes:

  • #1 (PET) – bottles
  • #2 (HDPE) – used in opaque packaging containers
  • #3 (PVC) – used in toys and window blinds
  • #4 (LDPE) –






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