Thursday, June 26, 2008

Superhero Tips from the "Green Girls" - Saving the Planet One Lightbulb at a Time

Well as I am absolutely covered up this week it is looking like I will be re-using an old Green Tip post. Please be ready for something fabulous next Thursday and for now please enjoy this post from my files.

Easy: Did you know that for every minute you leave a faucet running full force you dump a gallon of water? 1 minute = 1 gallon. WOW that’s a lot of wasted water! So what to do? Don't leave the water running when you’re brushing your teeth, men shaving their face. When washing dishes by hand, don't put soap on the sponge and wash one dish at a time while leaving the water running - VERY WASTEFUL! Fill sink with as little as necessary and as long as you have bubbles, you have enough soap to clean what’s there. Wash all then rinse all together!
Want to do more? Look at this:
Only about half the water used by the average household needs to be of crystal-clear drinking quality. Water for the toilet and the garden can be recycled from bathtubs, showers, washing machines and the kitchen sink using so- called gray-water recycling systems. The higher content of chemicals like phosphorus and nitrogen in gray water can even be a source of nutrients for plants. A gray-water system can be anything from a tank that collects laundry water to a comprehensive system using plants and micro-organisms to treat water from all household outlets. Check with your local water authority on rebates for approved gray-water systems.

We have only one Earth, let’s treat it with respect so our children can learn from our example and have a great place to raise their children.

1 comment:

TwoSeasideBabes said...

I've never heard about the gray water system and it truly intrigued me. Yet another reason that I'll have to spend more time on the internet (searching about this)...LOL!

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