In drought declared New South Wales Australia, rain fell in my Sydney street recently and when I walked outside, a lot of water was running off properties, and the road, into the gutter and down into the storm water drain and ultimately out to sea.
The world is changing whether you call it Climate Change or not. I am concerned I tread too heavily on this earth, so I have decided to listen to our First Nations People, our First Australians, and to act on J. Patrick Lewis' poem. Here are the first two lines ...
Make the Earth your companion.
Walk lightly on it, as other creatures do.
by J. Patrick Lewis
U.S. Children's Poet Laureate 2011 - 2013
For over a year now, I have been trying to work out how to keep most rain water on my property with little if any running off into the gutter. How to use it in my garden.
The ideas that I am exploring and that work, I am going to share here.
I have also been exploring how to save energy and water, how to reduce waste, and how to recycle.
What I find I'll publish here. Due to time I won't be able to implement everything, but some may interest you, so I'll include the links so you can explore yourself.
Holding onto rain water so it doesn't run into the gutter - my favourite hobby
Capturing water from unlikely places
Growing a good lawn with minimal water
Drought proofing my garden
and more ...
There will be an opportunity for you to share your idea here ...
Tread lightly in the world ….
There is no planet B.