How to Save Water
What is something we ALL love, especially in the summer time? Water. That's right, some would even say water makes the world go round. However, California has recently been experiencing some heat waves, meaning that we all have a part to play in helping save some WATER. Here are a few ways you can help out our state & planet by saving water!
Step 1: Change your diet
It takes water – a lot of it – to grow, process and transport your food. When you eat lower on the food chain, eat more whole foods and waste less food, you also save water.
Step 2: Cut indoor water use
Every day, you rely on water for a wide variety of uses around the house. There are lots of opportunities to cut back on water use in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room and even by fixing leaks.
Step 3: Use less water outdoors
Of all the residential water we use in the US, on average we use about a quarter outdoors. In some western states it’s half to three-quarters, primarily for lawns and gardens. A few simple steps can reduce your outdoor water consumption, so tighten those taps, eliminate those leaks and use water wisely.
Step 4: Change buying habits
Practically everything you buy, use and consume has a water footprint because it took water to process and transport it. Being thoughtful about purchases, reusing where you can and recycling can reduce your water footprint.
Try to remember these few things this summer (and beyond) to reduce your ecological footprint and be a part of lasting change!