April is EARTH MONTH! Did you know that Canadians use more than twice as much water as Europeans! How much water? On average, a typical Canadian consumes 335L of water daily, or the equivalent of 670 standard water bottles (500ml). Let us help you reduce your water usage with a few easy suggestions!
CHANGE YOUR SHOWER ROUTINE
Dry shampoo is the PERFECT solution to extend your hair styles, inadvertently allowing you to shower less (or at least take less time). On average, every minute of shower time equates to 2 gallons of water. If you shower daily, cutting back your shower time by just a minute could save sixty gallons of water per month! Here are a couple of our favorite dry shampoos:
While washing hands, dishes, and brushing your teeth, as well as while shaving at the sink, sometimes it seems easier to just leave the water running even when you’re not using it. But shutting off the faucet while washing your hands or doing other tasks can save more water than you think. During a 20-second hand wash, you could waste a quarter of a gallon of water. And with all the hand washing we’re doing these days, that really adds up.
RUN SHORTER WASHING CYCLES
Additionally, wash clothes on the shortest cycle on your washing machine. Make sure not to add an additional rinse cycle, and use cold water whenever possible. Avoid the permanent press cycle as well, as it uses both warm and cold water plus an extra rinse.
WASH YOUR CLOTHES LESS OFTEN
While gym clothes, socks, and underwear should definitely be washed after each wear, any clothing that does not gather sweat, visible dirt, or anything else can probably be worn again before you wash it. We’ll leave the judgment calls here up to you.