Green Tip Tuesday

Take shorter showers!

This is another thing that our mamas probably fussed at us about as kids. But a simple measure we can all take to save our precious resources  I like long, hot showers. I admit it. But I do try to make a conscious effort to only stay in there as long as I need to, which isn't very long some days since I don't wash my hair everyday.

Some people take a shower in which they wet themselves, turn off the water, lather up, turn on the water to rinse, and then do the same thing to wash their hair. It has a name, but I can't remember it. But it doesn't matter because I'm certainly not going to do it. I love nice hot showers. But I do try to limit my time in them.

Why limit shower time you ask? Because it saves gallons of water! According to Ecomii, "cutting a 15 minute shower to 12 minutes can save 105 gallons of water per week." Wow! This helps the earth tremendously since fresh water is in such demand and it also saves us money as well. Why that might not seem like much when you are paying pennies per gallon for water, it really adds up!

1 comment:

  1. The name I know those crazy showers by is "ship showers". In a effort to teach me to limit my shower time, my uncle would turn off the hot water after 2(!) minutes. I think it back fired. :)



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