Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Five Ways to Conserve Water Every Day

Another day in Blog Positivity Week with Ashley at After Nine To Five!

Information & Learning

When I started reading blogs last year, I was hooked on The Kind Life and vegan lifestyle blogs!  Blogs were, and still are, a great source of information.  Different from websites that simply regurgitate information, bloggers can show that information in action.  It's brilliant!  I love blogging, because I learn so much from other bloggers.

I love the planet, and I think we need to protect it.  In the long run, it won't matter how pretty, muscular, smart, rich, or healthy you are if you don't have a planet to live on.  *Kapeesh?*  But it's a daunting task, isn't it?  There's a lot of room for improvement.  As our society advances intellectually, we seem to pollute the environment even more.  Disconnect?  I think so!

So let's start small.  Here are...

Five Ways to Conserve Water Every Day

1. Turn off the faucet when washing your hands and brushing your teeth.
Rinse the toothbrush.
Turn faucet off.
Brush teeth.
Turn faucet on.
Rinse mouth.
Turn faucet off.
(Same routine applies for hand-washing!)

2. Run only full loads of laundry.
Otherwise it's like paying full price for shoes on sale.
That's just plain silly.

3. Lower the shower head pressure.
Water doesn't need to reach the back of the shower stall.  
If I can still wash my crazy hair (It's not naturally straight, people!) with moderate water pressure,
I think you'll be just fine!  :-)

4. Immediately rinse dishes after use.
This will save the amount of water (and your time) used to scrape and scrub dried food off your dishes.

5. Dispose of leftover ice or water by watering a plant.
The ice leftover from your iced coffee?
The old water in your pet's bowl?
Use it to water a plant instead of throwing it in the trash or putting it down the drain.

You can find more ideas HERE and HERE!

So what do you say?  Let's protect this planet, so we can live on it, y'all!

P.S. THANK YOU for all the kind and thought-provoking comments, tweets, and e-mails regarding yesterday's post!


Jess said...

What do you know....5 things that are TOTALLY do-able! I do most of these, but there's always room for improvement, right?! :)

Oh and I love how you said that "bloggers can show information in action" - such a good way to word it.

In case I haven't told you lately, you're incredible.
100% :)

#callinglindz ;)

Emily @ Emmy June said...

I really liked the recent post from "The Kind Life" as well.

Your tips are great :) My favorite posts are when you use your blog to inspire others!

Holly said...

Great post with greats advice! I'm glad to see I'm already doing numbers 1, 2 and 4.

Devon said...

Great tips Lindsay! I have never really thought about #5. Good idea!

Ellie said...

#5 is something that I need to be better about. The dryers in Germany do not connect to the outside and send the water vapors into the air, there is actually a water trap that needs to be emptied every load. Every time I dump it down the drain, I think to myself that I need to find a bucket and bring it downstairs every time and then use it to water my plants. I'm going to try to remember to do that next time.