Green Tip of the Week #22 – Pull a fast one

I know I blogged about this a couple days ago, but it’s worth repeating.

showercoach.jpegDid you know that the average shower length is 8 minutes*? By reducing that to 5 minutes, you can reduce the amount of water you use by nearly one-third, or roughly 10 gallons per day. I’m challenging all of my readers to reduce their shower time to 5 minutes. If you already take a 5 minute shower, perhaps you’ll consider cutting back a little bit more? Reducing the length of your shower by just one minute could save you up to 1,825 gallons** of water each year.

I’ve already had over 60 people commit to reduce their shower time to just 5 minutes for the months of June, July and August in an effort to help conserve water. (Check out the right sidebar to see all of the people who will be having a quickie with me.) I’d love to see that list grow to 100 or even more. Won’t you join in too?

Today, May 31, is the last day to be entered into a drawing to win one of five shower timers. Visit the I’m having a Quickie – 5-Minute Shower Challenge post to sign up for the challenge and be entered into the giveaway. Of course, you can enter the challenge at any point during the summer. Feel free to tell your friends too. (You can snag a button on the original post or from my sidebar.) The more, the merrier, and the better for the earth! :)

Thank you to everyone who has signed up already and to those of you who’ve blogged it or added the button to your sidebar.

I will have a check in post at the end of the first week of June (on June 8) so everyone can chime in on how they are doing with the challenge, post helpful tips, share stories, ask for advice, etc. Then I will try to have another check in post every two weeks (on Sundays) so we can encourage each other and maybe even inspire more people to sign up. :)

* GreenPrint Denver
** Utah.gov

Have any green tips you’ve recently learned? Please email them to me and I may include your tip with a link to your site or blog in a future post. :)