Another Quick Green Tip!
As we all know, conserving water is a great (and easy) way to help the environment. It only takes a few minor tweaks in your daily life to help conserve a LOT of water.
One thing we are working on as part of our greening process is installing sink aerators in our kitchen and bathroom sinks. A sink aerator is just a little attachment that screws into your faucet to help you use less water. They're cheap, easy to install (just place at the end of your faucet and screw in), and they will even save you some money on your water bill!
Here are some other ideas for using less water:
- Take shorter showers
- Turn the water off when you're brushing your teeth
- Reuse water when watering your plants - have your whole family help brainstorm ways to do this, like:
- That un-drunk glass of water on your bedside table
- What's left in the barrel of your super soaker
- Cooled-down water from when you boiled pasta/veggies (nutrient-rich!)
- Collect water in a bucket when you're waiting for your shower to heat up
- A plastic bottle filled with water and placed in your toilet tank will reduce the amount of water used per flush (and is a good way to reuse a plastic bottle!)
- Keep a pitcher of water in your fridge so you don't need to wait for faucet water to cool down!