Sunday, February 2, 2014

Water saving tips from Asia

I had the pleasure of flushing toilets in Asia manually. What does this mean? I had to scoop ladles of water into the toilet after pissing or shitting. It inspired this easy water saving tip though! If you put a large bowl in your bathroom sink, you can collect your dirty water and use it to flush your toilet. No need to open the toilet tank, just pour the water into the toilet bowl after pissing (still practice let it mellow). 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Recycled Al Foil Coupon

Save 50 cents on Reynold's Recycled Al foil!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Eliminate Junk Mail

Junk mail sucks. Not only for you, but for the trees that had to die.

Use these FREE services (use all of them) to reduce junk mail:

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Turn off your PC

For those who do not turn off their PC when you leave the office... do it! Don't waste all that electricity for no reason. PCs run more smoothly when they are freshly booted anyways.

Also, turn off your mac/PC when you go to bed at night. Nothing makes me sadder than an away message that says "sleeping" or "went home"

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Out of water

In Atlanta this morning, officials will meet to discuss a previously unthinkable crisis: the city is approximately 120 days from exhausting its supply of fresh water.

How would you live if you knew you would be out of fresh water? Did you know CA's in a drought?

Assholes always tell me that we should just do desalinization because technology will fix everything. We might desal for drinking water but who on earth is willing to pay $2/gal to shower, wash their cars, and grow their food?

You may not pay for water, Mr. We-Live-In-A-$5000/Month-Flat, but we should treat it like it's going to be gone. Anyone who's ever had a real eco conversation with me knows that water is the new oil. I think water should be billed on a gallon per gallon basis, not per "unit" of 700+ gallons. Yes, water is very cheap. VERY cheap actually. So was gas at one point. Everyone lived wasteful lives because they could afford it until gas became a more realistic price (still way to cheap if you ask me). Now everyone wants a more efficient car or is moving out of the shitty suburbs to the city. Do you live a "SUV of the water world" life? Now is the time to live a "Prius of the water world" life. Here's how:

1) get your FREE sink aerators from your water company - that's SFPUC by civic center for your SF folks
2) fix all leaks - that's sinks and toilets. put leftover wine in your toilet tank and wait 2-5 minutes. Did the red color ooze into the bowl? Yes = leak
3) change out your showerhead to a FREE one from your water company - my low flow actually has MORE pressure than my old one

I had this lesbian friend who said that she wanted a luxurious showerhead and they don't like this IDEA of an eco showerhead. She's an asshole. Don't be an asshole. Just like sex, you should at least TRY it out before you completely write it off.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

CA is officially in a drought

California announced it was in a drought June 4, 2008. You all know I've been bitching about water use for years now. I've even stopped watering my mom's lawn for a year now and planted natives plants.

This post marks the 1st entry of my Emergency Water Conservation Series.

1) Saving water brushing your teeth:

The average person uses 2 gallons of water brushing their teeth. You can do much better than this. Think of 2 milk containers. That's ridiculous! Here's how to accomplish it:

Brush your teeth, THEN floss.
1) Brush. Rinse just once while simultaneously rinsing your toothbrush.
2) Floss. Rinse one more time. Now the toothpaste is gone.
3) Make sure you have a 1 gpm aerator on your bathroom sink. Get one for free from your water company.

The water should be flowing for a total of 10-20 seconds for this entire process. Don't leave the water on while you brush because only morons do that.