It’s no surprise that the earth’s natural resources are used, abused and running low. Contrary to what you may think, little actions–small changes in everyday habits–can make a big difference. This week’s One Small Step involves reusing water for multiple purposes.
The next time you run water before you crank up the shower (because it’s ice cold when you first turn it on), slip a watering can, pitcher, bucket or other container to catch the water that would otherwise go down the drain. Use this salvaged water to quench your indoor and outdoor plants. Of course, you can’t do this everyday (unless you have that many plants), but even a couple of times a week makes a difference.
Take this One Small Step one step further: Think of other ways to use your salvaged pre-shower water, like filling up humidifiers, replenishing a fish bowl, cooking (it is clean water after all), mopping, handwashing delicate clothing, soaking dishes…get resourceful!