Simple Green: Water Conservation, Drop by Drop

Simple Green: Water Conservation, Drop by Drop

Amber Byfield
Oct 16, 2008

101608_watersavingtip1.jpgWe operate under the notion that every little bit helps. In fact, we think that it's consciously making those small decisions that makes it easier to tackle the big decisions. With that in mind, we bring you a very simple green tip for the day. Jump below to find out what these two photos have in common!

We love our dog and our plants, although we'll admit that the dog gets a little more attention. But all living things need water, so we've been paying more attention to what goes down the drain.

If we've come home with half of a Nalgene of water that we know we won't drink, we pour it into our dog Fin's water bowl. Any glass of water that's about to go down the drain instead gets poured into Fin's dish, ice and all.

And when it comes time to clean out Fin's bowl, we give that water to our house plants. We do this about once a week, and our container garden loves every drop it gets.

It's a pretty tidy cycle that saves a few gallons from being wasted each month. So, it may be a small step, but it's another one of those "little things" we can all do to be more Earth-conscious. What kind of small things have you adopted around the house?

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