2017 Green New Year’s Resolutions

December 28, 2016 1:31 pm

Water is a precious resource. While 74 percent of the planet’s surface is covered in water, only 3 percent is fit to drink. Why not add a few green resolutions to your list. Here are some small ways to make a big impact.

Fix the Drips
A leaky toilet can use 90,000 gallons of water a month and a dripping faucet can waste 20 gallons a day.

Say no to bottled water
Not only is it more expensive per gallon than gasoline, bottled water incurs a huge carbon footprint. If you’re concerned about your water at home, try an activated charcoal or ceramic filter.

Install
water-saving fixtures
A low flow showerhead can save 1.2 gallons of water per minute. Low flow toilets can save an additional 50-80 gallons a day. Just those two items can cut an average household’s daily use in half.

Reuse rainwater
Catch rainwater with a barrel under your downspout and reuse to water plants, the garden and the lawn. Always water your lawn during the coolest hours of the day to minimize evaporation.

Fill It Up
Make sure dishwasher and clothes washers are full before turning it on.

Turn it off
Simply by turning off the water while brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your hands and washing your hair will save hundreds of gallons each month.

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