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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Guppies and Greywater

Can one raise guppies in an aquarium filled with greywater? Probably not.

This article in the online news magazine moneyhighstreet.com, reports that Guppies’, or Green Yuppies are taking the green agenda by storm. A Guppie is further defined as someone who is "...50 who would have been in their 20s and 30s in the heyday of the ‘yuppie’".

"The majority of these ‘Guppies’ use energy saving light bulbs and many have installed a water meter and have installed a low-flow showerhead to reduce their water waste.

On the green theme, a number have added solar panels or wind turbines to their properties to make their homes more efficient.

They are also looking to reduce their carbon footprint by turning off lights when they leave a room, wash their clothes at 30 degrees and use public transport more than they did.

Many Guppies are also growing their own produce in vegetable patches at home or on their own plots in local allotments, and some 11% have installed grey water recycling systems, where water waste from showers, baths and washing is stored and re-used to flush the toilet".

I guess I am a "Guppie", except I never did adopt the fashion of wearing a sweater over my shoulders back in the 1980s, nor did I think that "Greed is Good".

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