I hope ya'll liked last weeks challenge. We should all have our electric bill be lowered by a few cents at least. Check out this weeks challenge....
This Week's Challenge:
We've done several challenges designed to reduce water in a big way. For example, we've taken fewer showers, shorter showers and only washed clothes when they were truly dirty. This week we're going to again reduce water use by wasting less. Here you go:
I love this challenge! It is something that a lot of people have trouble with. Especially families with children. When I was young we actually sat in the tub filled it a bit and then took a bath. Showers waste tons of water. I myself still take a shower but I take a shower every other day. When my girls take a bath we do it sitting in the tub. And hubs takes like a 3 minute shower.
This week pay close attention to the water which gets tossed down the drain and reduce it. For example, if you put ice in your drink, toss the ice in a planter rather than toss it in the drain. Is there a small amount of coffee left in the pot? Try freezing it for use in iced coffees or to flavor cake. How about the water left in a pot after steaming vegetables? Mrs. Green taught me to save that water & use it for making rice, pasta, etc. The idea, here, is to pay attention to those small amounts of water which usually get tossed down the drain and find more Eco-efficient uses for them... and thereby reduce waste.
Other ways is that we only use the dishwasher when there is enough dishes to fill it to the rim. We also cook with tap water and I don't turn it on until I need it. We also don't use ice, so we don't waste water filling up the ice cube trays.
Even though we live in Texas... we don't water our yard much. When we do it's at dusk when the water will not evaporate with the heat that we have.
But why not think outside of the box! Recently in a city they opened up a water park and it runs from 8am to 8pm! There are parks like these, fountains, and more that I think should be an example and turn-off the running water during the hottest time of the day! 10am - 3pm. I'm sure they probably won't do it but it won't hurt. Or maybe just ask them if they could just lower the water pressure during that time and also have a sign that lets the public know about water conservation.
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Until next time ...
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME