So, here is my Crunchy Towel tip illustration above explained. Simple acts we can take to use less water since we will have to learn to in many places throughout the world, including where I live in the Northwest.:
- Can: When I use anything that is canned (I will post about alternatives to canned goods later), I use the water the food is contained in for something and never dump it down the drain. I save the water to use the next time I boil pasta or cook rice or to help flavor a future meal!
- Plant native plants or plants that require less water in your garden. Xeric plants are also better than hardscaping to save water because they create habitat, sequester carbon, and are just plain beautiful!
- Sponge: You may admire me or cringe at this next comment... but I don't shower everyday. I shower 2- 3 times a week and give myself a good sponge bath everyday. With baking powder as my deodorant it seems to be working because my loved ones have not complained (and they are honest folks). It also reminds me of one of my favorite things to do, camp!
Also, I recognize many people live sustainably throughout the world, whether by choice or immediate circumstance. Where I live in the US it is still a choice, or, at least we pretend it is. Choosing now to act, can create the necessary mind shift needed to survive, maybe even thrive in the future ahead.