Going Green in the Bathroom

Taking a shorter shower.                                                              

Every two minutes you save on your shower can conserve more than 10 gallons of water and that can add up. If everyone in the country saved just one gallon from their daily shower (or 12 seconds), over the course of a year it would equal twice the amount of freshwater withdrawn from the Great Lakes every day. The Great Lakes are the world’s largest source of freshwater. So what does this all mean? Shorten your shower by 12 seconds to conserve water… that’s 12 seconds people! 12 seconds!                      

Brushing your teeth.         Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. You’ll conserve up to 5 gallons of water per day. Throughout the entire US, the daily savings could add up to 1.5 billion gallons – more water than is consumed per day across all of NYC. Another option, and one that Jennifer Anniston has adopted is brushing your teeth while in the shower.     
Toilet flushing.         Try to flush just one less time per day, and you’ll save about 4.5 gallons of water which is as much water as the average person in Africa uses for a whole day of drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning. WOW!       


2 Responses to “Going Green in the Bathroom”

  1. February 11, 2008 at 7:37 am

    nice perspective. you’re right, it only takes small and simple steps to make a BIG difference in our world.

  2. February 11, 2008 at 11:37 am

    if it’s yellow, let it mellow… if it’s brown, flush it down!

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