Holiday season is the busiest time of year.
With all the cooking and entertaining, it’s hard to focus on anything else.
But in the midst of all the craziness, we can make a conscious effort to save water during a time we will use a lot of it.
- When you are cooking vegetables, you can use ONE big bowl of water to rinse them instead of running water constantly.
- Turn the water off every time you aren’t using it. Don’t leave it running to go look in the fridge for your next ingredients.
- Leave pitchers of water on the table instead of refilling glasses. Then, use the extra water to water the plants or pets!
- Don’t waste food. By wasting food, you are wasting water. Get smaller portions and go back for seconds if you’re still hungry!
- When you’re cleaning up, don’t leave the water running if you do the dishes by hand and wait until you have a full load before you run the dishwasher.
Many of these tips (and other helpful ones) came from the National Resources Defense Council.
There are always ways we can be a part of the solution. Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to saving water.
If everyone does their part this Thanksgiving, especially with a looming drought, we can give thanks to our earth by protecting it and conserving it.