Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Water-Wise Living in the Heat of Summer

You may have heard these before, but the Summer Solstice is often a good time to check in and reflect on what's going on in your world, including as it relates to your environmental awareness and action.

So, here is the must-do list of water-saving actions to be sworn in as a full-fledged conservationist living in drought:

  • Turn the faucet off when you brush your teeth. You'll save up to five gallons of water per day, depending on your brushing habits.
  • Reduce your shower time--even cutting back one minute will save five to seven gallons of water every time!  (We've got the 4-Minute Shower Timer in the store for 15.50 to help you keep your commitment.)
  • Most of our water use is outside, so plant drought-tolerant and native plants in your garden that don't need a lot of water to flourish.
  • If you have a lawn you can't part with or are growing edible goodies, make sure to water in the early morning or evening before any moisture is lost to evaporation. 
For more in-depth water conservation, check back for future workshops on the subject or step into the store where anyone in an All Shades t-shirt can tell you everything you'd like to know.

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