Water

Doing dishes on a water budget.

Day 2.

So far, so good. In fact, I'm surprised at how little water I've used so far! Yesterday totalled a whopping 10.11 L for the entire day. --That being said, I did eat lunch at a restaurant and dinner at a friend's house, so I guess I 'outsourced' the water used to wash those dishes (though I did avoid bringing home styrofoam, which Ottawa isn't yet recycling).

I also drank a 355mL gingerale that I didn't factor in.

Moving forward, I think I'm going to avoid bottled or canned beverages for the rest of the month, and also avoid eating at restaurants as much as possible.... Read more »

Last night I took my last shower...

-- For the month of March, that is! 
 
You see, I've decided that, if I'm going to talk about water efficiency and conservation, I should walk the talk and, you know, challenge myself every once and a while. 
 
The average Canadian uses a whopping 329 Litres of water per day --to use a tangible comparison, this is the equivalent of 658 water bottles (though bottled water is, or course, terrible for the environment). We are, next to Americans, the worst water wasters in the world. Europeans use an average of 150 Litres per capita per day (Lpcd), and we're over double that! 
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