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Friday, 07 November 2014 06:10

No Drought About It

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It’s not news that California is experiencing a drought. Although the rate of water conservation has increased over the past year, there is still a long way to go in these dry times. While no one can singlehandedly relieve the drought on the individual level, there are small initiatives you can all set in motion right at home that require little to no effort on a daily basis.

The Drop-A-Brick Project is a clever new initiative designed to help save water - and a lot of it. Each “brick,” which is actually a block of hydrogel in a bio-based rubber casing, is designed to conserve about 2 gallons of H20 a day per person. By placing the block in your toilet’s tank, you’ll save about a half gallon of water every time you flush, without evening thinking about it.

It’s clear that the creators of this project carefully designed with eco-friendliness in mind, by manufacturing their product with non-toxic, environmentally safe materials and reducing the carbon footprint of getting your "brick" to you by compressing it for shipping. The project even includes the option to give back with a donate-a-brick option to help families in areas heavily affected by the drought. For $27, you can drop a brick in your own toilet, and in the toilet of a family in need.

For more details on the creative crowd-sourcing project, visit their Indiegogo page. As they say on their funding page, it’s “so easy, anyone can do it!”


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Brianne lives and works North Hollywood and has been a lover of the Noho Arts District since she moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast in 2010. She is passionate about finding new ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose! In her spare time, she edits her documentary web series Glad Rags, which is about vintage and sustainable fashion, runs an Etsy shop selling vintage and repurposed treasures, and co-produces a podcast! She's always making an effort to reduce her impact on our precious resources and share her passion for the repurposeful lifestyle!

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Brianne Richard

Bio Brianne lives and works North Hollywood and has been a lover of the Noho Arts District since she moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast in 2010. She is passionate about finding new ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose! In her spare time, she edits her documentary web series Glad Rags, which is about vintage and sustainable fashion, runs an Etsy shop selling vintage and repurposed treasures, and co-produces a podcast! She's always making an effort to reduce her impact on our precious resources and share her passion for the repurposeful lifestyle!

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