Water. While over one billion people in the developing world don’t have access to the clean sort for drinking, here in the West, we take it for granted. We leave our sprinklers on timers and end up watering our lawns on drizzly mornings; we obsess about which bottled water is currently in vogue; and we ignore the fact our showers are often a tad too long. So, what can we do to get smarter about water usage? Green Choices offers us “50 ways to save water” that covers our homes both inside and out. Here are the highlights:
In the kitchen:
1. Only run the dishwasher and washing machine when they are full. Sounds like a no-brainer, but the lazy and china-challenged amongst us seem to conveniently forget. For small loads, wash ‘em by hand.