Friday, January 16, 2009

How much water do you think you use in a single day. Wash your cloths, wash your hands, your dishes, your self (I would hope). That is a heck of a lot of H2O people. We tend to focus so heavily on our carbon footprint (ie: green house gas emissions) that we easily forget about our...shall we say, water footprint. When you turn on the tap, do you think about potential waste of this precious necessity? Nahh! The Toronto Star has provided some fun and fancy.. OK, simple ways of cramping your water using style.

  • Don't leave the tap running when you brush your teeth. (person pet-peeve of mine)
  • Run your washing machine or dish washer only when you are desperately out of cereal bowls, or black leggings (ALL TOO OFTEN!!)

  • Shorten your shower by a few minutes... seconds... no, minutes.
  • Boil, and cook with only as much water as is necessary.
  • Add more veggies to your plate. Meat-heavy diets apparently use more water. (vegetarian: check! But I'll have to look into that for you meat-osaurus' out there)

To check out your water footprint, head over to

Stay hydrated.

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