Now I am offering you a Challenge: Every week we will incorporate a new green tip into our life. So, what do you think? Easy lifestyle changes that will move us in the "green" direction.
Are You Ready to Make These Changes Together?
Green Tip One: Reduce Your Shower Time to 5 Minutes
"You'll never miss the water 'til the well runs dry."
"Father of the Blues"
Alabamian W.C. Handy
Did you know that the average shower length is 8 minutes? By reducing that to 5 minutes, you can reduce the amount of water you use by nearly one-third, or roughly 10 gallons per day.If you already take a 5 minute shower, perhaps you’ll consider cutting back a little bit more? Reducing the length of your shower by just one minute could save you up to 1,825 gallons of water each year.
In the shower:
- Turn off the water while you are lathering up your body, washing your hair or shaving, then turn it back on when you need to rinse.
- Replace your showerhead with a low-flow showerhead
- While you are waiting for the water to warm up, catch it in a bucket and use it for watering your plants or garden or for flushing your toilet
Feel free to join in the challenge any time It’s never too late to sign up to make a difference.
The Earth, our children and I thank you for participating in the 5-minute shower challenge!