Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 317 of our Green Year: Using Shower Water To Wash Clothes

Today we have a surprising tip that came to us from one of the readers of our column in the local paper. It is surprising because we did not think of it, despite how much we use our shower water. Right now we collect shower water to use to water plants, the garden and provide for the pets. However, there is something else we can use the shower water for.

Layla and I wash our clothes by hand, so this helpful reader suggested we use that shower water to wash our clothes and we could not agree more!

So, from today on we will also be using our shower water to wash our clothes, since that will save even more water because we will not be wasting anything.

Also, I would like to give a shout out to Heather, one of our loyal readers who we are very appreciative to have as a reader and follower. Heather told us about Fever Resort + Cruise Wear, which is a company that is helping people travel in a green manner, not through how they travel, but in what they take. They sell clothing that is made of bamboo that can be washed in a hotel sink and hung out to dry. This clothing can easily be fit into a carry-on and the company also makes donations to We Conserve.