Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Little Change Can Go A Long Ways

Have we thought about how long we stand in the bath tub, under the shower head, singing our favorite "shower song", while gallons of water are being used up?  How long should a shower even take?  Also, do we really need to take showers more than once a day?  These are just questions about a simple takes that needs no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. We can also discuss another simple tasks-brushing our teeth.  Why does the tap water need to be running while we brush our teeth for those two minutes in the morning, and night? What about washing the dishes in the sink without once turning the tap off to conserve water.

Changing our lifestyles just slightly will go a long ways for the water crisis.  These changes can even help save an entire River-the Colorado River!  For every shorter shower, faucet being off while brushing teeth or cleaning dishes without the tap water running the entire time, we are helping conserve water.  The Colorado River can be filled back up again, and restore the lives of people who are dependent on this River, and all of this can happen with just a shorter shower!!!

Click on the link below for more information on the Colorado River.

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/13/change-the-course-help-save-the-colorado-river/

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