How To Choose An Environmentally Friendly Toilet

How to Choose an Environmentally Friendly Toilet

A lot of factors should be considered when choosing the best toilet, including comfort, design and the general look. While all these are essential considerations, you also need to consider the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a family can save up to 14, 000 gallons of water and around $120 in water expenditure every year by just replacing the traditional toilets with a modern environmentally friendly toilet. With this, here is everything to know when finding an environmentally friendly toilet.

Go for Toilet’s with EPA’s Water Sense Labels

Traditional toilet verities usually use between four to seven gallons of water per flush. Modern eco-friendly toilet varieties, on the other hand, get down to as minimal as a single gallon per flush. Any toilet that uses such a small amount, therefore, qualifies for a WaterSense label from EPA. To be eligible for the label, the toilet must be able to use at least 20% less water than the standing federal standard, which falls at 1.6 gallons per flush. The WaterSense label, therefore, becomes your first sign that you are choosing an environmentally friendly toilet with the ability to save more water.

Understand the Difference between Dual-Flush and Low-Flow

The best flushing toilets are mainly designed to use as minimal water as possible for every flush. According to the national standards, the best toilets have to make use of 1.6 gallons per flush and nothing more. Dual-flush toilets on the same make use of low-flush idea but with a more defined approach. Dual-flush toilets come with a two-button flush option. One is for flushing all liquid wastes and uses a meagre amount of water at just 0.8 gallons per flush on average. The other option is for flushing solid waste which makes use of the traditional low-flow of 1.6 gallons per flush.

Settle for the Best Eco-Friendly Toilet Brands

There is a significant number of stylish, environmentally friendly toilet options available in the current market. This includes the sleek white dual-flush Kohler Persuade Toilet and the Duravit Starck Toilet with both low-flow and jets features. However, it is vital to ensure that you conduct thorough research on each type before jumping into a conclusion. This helps in identifying the ups and downs associated with the toilet types.

The pricing

Highly-priced toilets do not necessarily translate to more water conservation. Simply because the toilet has a higher price tag is not an indication that it is an environmentally friendly toilet. Here you have to consider the unique features that make the toilet eco-friendly. Keeping in mind that even the less expensive toilets might be more eco-friendly.

Consider a Composting Toilet Option

Composting toilets have also started gaining more popularity in many countries due to their more advanced eco-friendly concept without the application of harsh chemicals or waste products being flushed in the ocean. Composting toilets are great for the environment and they also help you in saving money.

It eliminates the possibility of having the piping system running within your compounds as is common with other toilet options. This means fewer water pipes maintenance and the elimination of potential groundwater issues.

Benefits of Choosing an Environmentally Friendly Toilet

Understanding the benefits of choosing an eco-friendly toilet option plays a vital role in making sure you settle for the best option as outlined below:

Eco-friendly toilets can ensure that you get to save a considerable percentage of water which can be used for other tasks, thus keeping the planet from becoming dry.

Water management companies have for a long time been encouraging residents and homeowners to adopt eco-friendly toilets within their properties as it generally reduces the overall wastewater amount being sent to treatment plants.

Many companies are also giving out an offer to all homeowners wishing to replace outdated toilets with the eco-friendly ones.

With compositing toilet options, you will not have to worry about water shortage as long as you have a solar system for the exhaust fans. This is because composting toilets can operate entirely off the grid since they are not dependent on water or power providers. Meaning even with water or power shortages, you still get to enjoy the convenience of using your toilet.

Having an environmentally-friendly toilet ensures that we get to protect the environment and the future of the coming generations. This is a significant reason why many manufacturing companies are finding better ways of going green. Therefore make sure you also take part in this endeavor by choosing a perfect eco-friendly toilet.

Regeneration and renewal – Praying for the Earth

It’s time for me to get grounded and remember the eternal impacts of the Holy Spirit on our lives is more important than the physical state. It’s important for us to renew and regenerate, not just our minds and bodies but this should extend to our world – the Earth.

Regeneration is mentioned in the New Testament and renewal only five times in various forms. Regeneration means to birth again. The connection to our salvation is well established and doesn’t need much explanation here. Renewal in its variations is a little more challenging to describe, especially because there’s the possible linguistic connection to the washing of regeneration. That is, the section could be translated the regeneration bath of the Holy Spirit and renewing, thus equating the two terms.

However, most translations treat terms as separate actions or conditions for which the Holy Spirit is responsible. This works best with the rest of biblical data. Probably the most well-known passage focusing on renewal is Romans 12: 1-2.

In this reference, we’re commanded to present our bodies as holy and acceptable living sacrifices, and also to refuse to be conformed to the world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

The instrument through which the transformation takes place is a new mind, by the Holy Spirit. This renewal happens internally, and man is renewed in knowledge by the image of the Creator.

Therefore, the renewal comes about intellectually, throughout the ministrations of the Holy Spirit, as we seek, study, store, and obey the spectacular word of God.

I pray for the rebirth of our Earth and all of God’s creations.

Robots and The Future of Humanity

The scientist Stephen Hawking says that technology must be controlled by to safeguard the future of humanity. In these troubled times, artificial intelligence is set to take over the world. In our grandparents’ era, people did everything my hand. My Grannie stayed at home and did wonderful work bringing up her brood of five. She cooked the meals with love and care, swept the house with a broom and mopped the floor by hand.

I’m reminded of my Grannie’s time on earth whenever I feel like the whole world is trying to sell me a car that talks or a toaster that sings. These days, nobody sweeps or mops any longer. There’s a vacuum cleaner for everything, and the advertising just spins my mind. Just Google “Best vacuum for pet hair” (why does a pet need a special vacuum? The mind boggles!) or “Best pool vacuum” and you’ll see hundreds of slick-looking sites selling the latest gadgets. I could close my eyes and pick one of those online stores like this one, or this one and the machines they’re touting are all the same soulless contraptions that are polluting the earth.

I tend to agree with Stephen Hawking that we need a world government to save us. And I do think that it should be a world government of individuals who serve God. This could be our only hope.

Never before have we been so threatened by nuclear or biological war. Not since the beginning of civilization has our Earth been so threatened.

I’m not sure that God intended us to advance so quickly with technology. The pace is so aggressive that this growth could well destroy us all.

Humanity has proven that mankind is prone to make war. And the only way a world government won’t turn into a tyrannical rule is for God’s government to prevail.

Overpopulation, climate change, and disease are threats we face that could wipe us all out. People have to retrain to cope in a world where their jobs will be replaced by robots.

Yes, it’s happening right now! Think of my Grannie, who mopped the floor with her hands and got on her knees and scrubbed the toilets. Now, we just go out and buy the latest robotic vacuum cleaner. Now we have digital assistants, and self-driving cars are coming to every household soon.

Like the scientist, I’m worried for the future of our planet.

The people of the Earth face monumental environmental challenges such as climate change, overpopulation, epidemic disease and the acidification of the oceans.

Do we need to add to our problems by allowing technology to accelerate? Are our days on Earth numbered?

The Earth that God gave us is at risk of being wiped out by a nuclear war or a genetically engineered virus. I pray that there are enough God-loving people on Earth to keep our planet safe.

Amazing Places God Created on Earth

The world is a beautiful place that God has created for us all. Of course, there are many other natural wonders to see, but these five are breathtaking. God gave an incredible gift to us! Below is a list of the wonders of the natural world that God has gifted our generation.

Sure, there are others, but these call to me and they remind me that God gave us a fantastic gift! One of the things they all have in common are the people are focused on environmentally friendly living, from saving water, recycling. You might also want to get used to using a composting toilet too!

1- Jordan’s Desert Landscapes

Moses gazed across the Jordan River at the promised land. If you have been to Jordan, there is no denying the strong sense of past and a foreboding of what was yet to come. Nevertheless, there is nothing more special than gazing at the landscapes of Jordan that were gifted to us by God.

2- Australia’s Tarkine Forest

A Tasmanian devil

A Tasmanian devil

40,000 kilometers of ocean separates the Edge of the World from Argentina. It’s my dream to stand and stare at this long expanse of sea and soak up the power of the land God gave us. This remote place (Gardiner Point) in North West Tasmania has seen few humans and is one of those special places blessed by divine energy.

3- Canada’s Wild Yukon

aurora borealis

The Aurora Borealis

The Yukon Territory in Canada is one of the last great places on earth that has not been polluted by man. Get away from the main city of Whitehorse, and the land is a peaceful place to escape from the overdevelopment that has happened in many other national parks in North America. Some say that if you’re looking for God in the wilderness, the Yukon is where you should go.

4- South Dakota’s Badlands National Park (USA)

Badlands National Park is a stunning display of a natural wonder, located right at home in the USA. Many people choose to see the Grand Canyon or even Redwood forest but don’t fall for advertising and the greed of man. The Badlands are much more beautiful and certainly worth a visit.

5- Madagascar’s Stone Forest

In Madagascar’s Stone Forest, you see the limestone “needles” in Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. These otherworldly trees are God’s creation indeed! Most people have never heard of this wonder in Madagascar, and it seems almost unbelievable that this is a place on Earth and not on another planet.

Green Awakenings Report

How To Choose An Environmentally Friendly ToiletIn the 21st century, we’re facing planet-sized challenges. Climate change and environmental crises is crippling us and leading us to the temptation to think that we cannot make a huge difference. Nevertheless, it isn’t about what we may do on our own to make a huge difference. It is about what we may do whenever we mobilize together as a movement, and we unite for community action. The sons and daughters of this generation need to come together and take care of the earth in a manner that previous generations have failed to do. Small things could make a big difference whenever we all work together.

We have the opportunity to show the world what it looks like when Christians take care of the planet that God gave us so that generations to come could live sustainably.

The 21st century is our moment.  This is our time.  The Green Revolution is here to stay.

The Green Revolution

If you stop to think about it, I’m sure you feel the pull to serve the earth with your heart and soul and brain, as opposed to the Creator God who made the earth. The term spiritual retreat could lead to expectations about closer communion with God through his Word.

The consistent aim of a spiritual retreat is not to hear or spread God’s voice and God’s Word, and much more, to work toward justice by providing a passionate voice on the planet and its people.

But is the Green Revolution this merely a nice dream following the teachings of Psalm 19?

I guess the answer to this question depends upon whether or not we hear the planet announcing the glory of the God of the Scriptures and directing us into these Scriptures and a revival of the spirit.

It depends upon whether we specify justice biblically and a justice flowing from the nature of God himself.

I guess it ultimately depends upon whether we believe God is talking through us or that we humans can give the planet its passionate voice.

If we think the latter, then, in planning to serve the ground and give it a passionate voice, we’re ultimately serving yourself and listening to our voices.

When our eyes are on the ground rather than about God, who made the earth, our entire view changes. Think, by way of example, of the view of redemption, which work of God to do brand new his fallen creation, throughout the ideal life and death and resurrection of his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Consider one college’s report which, because its pupils work to make a neighborhood garden, they’re taking part in redeeming a broken connection, between each other, invention, and God. Such a focus on humanity’s part in salvation, in providing the planet a voice, and so on, suggest the third party observation.

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How to choose an environmental toilet

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