The Whole HOG: July 2013

Water-centric Green Design News

Foggy summer days can be magical, especially in the Marin Headlands just north of San Francisco. The video “Adrift” featured in our B.U.G. Design section captures that magic. We’re staying in Marin (and Sonoma) County long enough to share the news about our favorite kind of giveaway – get rewarded for saving water with the 20 Gallon Challenge.

The Solar Decathlon 2013 challenges student teams from around the globe to keep it local while designing the green home of the future. This month, we’re introducing TEAM ASUNM and their SHADE home, which will be bringing HOG tanks to the contest.

Next, with a spin of the globe, we’ll catch up on HOG inventor (and Aussie) Sally Dominguez’s doings Down Under. Humanitarian engineering, women in design, patent law – don’t miss the party!

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July 2013: 20 Gallon Challenge

20 gallon challengeHey California friends, we want to tell you about an ongoing water conservation contest with the opportunity to win some great prizes.

The Sonoma Marin Water Saving Partnership is sponsoring the 20 Gallon Challenge. Make a commitment to save 20 gallons of water per day – this can be as simple as running the dishwasher only when it’s full or removing two minutes off of outdoor irrigation time – and enter to win through October 2013.

Our water-saving tip: go for 50 gallons! Install a HOG tank to re-use your rainwater.