You’re Still Not Done?
I’m somewhat of a Green Freak I have been told. Digging through people’s garbage to sort out recycleable materials, reusing everything and trying to conserve water even though our supply is not limited.
The other day I demonstrated this while taking a shower. I turned the water on, wet my hair, wet my legs and then turned the water off to soap up and shave. Mike heard the shower running and didn’t think much of it. After I had shaved and washed my hair I turned the water back on to rinse. When Mike came into the room again he heard the shower still running and was shocked that I was still showering. I explained what I was doing and he chuckled as he walked away.
Here’s a water saving idea by Idealbyte if you think my showering technique is a bit too freakishly green.
What step did your dental hygienist forget to mention?
They probably left out the part where you’re supposed to turn off the faucet while you’re brushing. Doing it saves bucketfuls of water, and it’s easier than getting at those hard-to-reach molars.
- Showing your eco-wisdom (teeth). Turning off your faucet while you brush saves about 2 gallons per brushing session – and the United States is currently experiencing its biggest drought in 500 years.
- Taking a bite outta your water bill. You’ll save a few pennies off your water bill each month.
- 10,000 gallons: that’s the amount of saliva a mouth produces in an average lifetime.
- If 10,000 Biters turn off their faucets every day while scrubbing their teeth, in a year we’ll save enough H2O to grow wheat for nearly 160,000 loaves of bread.
Saving even more water, Jenifer doesn’t wet her toothbrush before putting on the ‘paste and starts brushing "dry." The rest of us think that’s kind of weird.
Wanna Try? We swear it’s not that hard: Nudge the handle with your free hand.