Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Global Water Crisis: What Can We Do?


The other day, I was talking with my good friend, Tyson Wilson who is an eco-plumber in Portland, Oregon about the serious issue about accessibility to clean drinking water.

When faced with such a large problem, how can we, as individuals make an impact on global issues? Tyson's advice is practicing mindfulness on a personal, local level.

Begin by checking out our water bills and then mapping out ways we can reduce your water consumption.

Tips:

Taking showers under 5 minutes.

Installing a retrofit dual flush system in our toilets.

Installing low pressure shower and faucet heads.

Filling our dishwashers and clothes washers to capacity.

These are all examples of very simple ways we can reduce our footprint. At the end of our next water cycle, compare your water bills. Not only will we save money but we can begin to realize the impact we can make by adjusting our lifestyles.

What would you add to this list? How are you mindful of your water consumption?

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