Hello, my name is Sarah Martin, and I’m a water abuser.
I love a long, hot shower.
I buy bottled water. Multiple times a week!
When I’m brushing my teeth, I will often leave the water running.
I thoughtlessly flush away tissues in the toilet.
At this point I am hanging my head in shame and embarrassment.
It’s not that I don’t care about wasted water; I really just don’t think about it throughout the day. I consider myself a champion recycler, and I never forget to turn off a light. The time has come to step up my water saving game.
On April 1st, I began my 30-Day Earth Month Challenge.
My 4 major goals are:
- Shower Better – Spend less time in the shower and possibly invest in a new low-flow showerhead
- Turn if Off – Turn off faucets when I’m brushing my teeth, shaving, and cooking
- No Plastic – Stop buying bottled water and start using one of the reusable water bottles that’s already in my house
- Stop the Flush – I do own a wastebasket. I vow to stop being lazy and use it (or recycle the object, if that’s a possibility).
Stay tuned to see how I fare for the whole 30 days. I’m ready to save some gallons!