Green tip for week #11 — Week of July 13, 2008

Use less water

For week 11, we have decided to offer a very basic suggestion that literally everyone can try to incorporate into their daily routine. Being “green” can be as simple as being aware, and being responsible. Using less water is a good way to use less resources, and to have less overall impact on the environment. Since the water we use in our daily lives basically gets recycled, the less we use, the less “recycling” has to be done.

What are good ways to cut back on your use of water?

  • Don’t run the water when you brush your teeth
  • Only wash dishes and clothes with full loads
  • Water your grass only in the early morning and late evening (less water loss to evaporation)
  • Collect and recycle rain water for watering plants and gardens
  • When washing your car, use a bucket and try to avoid using excess water for rinsing
  • Reduce your shower time or take baths (generally uses less water than showering)

This is obviously an old idea, and easy to implement, yet most of us forget about all the ways we could conserve water. Consider this a friendly reminder for all of us. Since you won’t be able or willing to incorporate all of the weekly green ideas you see on, consider this one that is so easy, there is no reason not to do it.

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