Save Time. Save Water.
Cut just 3 minutes from your usual shower time, and you’ll save an average of 6 gallons of water. That’s nearly 2,000 gallons of water a year! One easy way to trim shower time is to skip shampoo/conditioner and try AVEDA’s Dry Shampoo instead! Check out this month’s salon special!
Fill Up To Cut Down.
Make sure your washing machine and dishwasher are filled to capacity before running them – to cut energy and water use. You can save even more by air-drying your clothes on a clothesline.
Save Electricity – And Water.
It takes about 2 gallons of fresh water to generate each kilowatt-hour of traditional electricity. Remember to turn it off if you’re not using it.
Place ice cubes under the moss or dirt of your potted plants and hanging baskets to give your plants a cool drink that won’t overflow and waste water. Use leftover ice from your drinks instead of wasting it.
Make Meals Meatless.
Skip meat one day a week and save thousands of gallons of water! It takes up to 5,000 gallons of water to produce just one pound of meat.
Turn the water off when brushing your teeth. Save 4-10 gallons a day!
Local Love for the Environment
Beija-Flor Jeans offer women’s jeans that are made from recycled water bottles. Each pair of the special Repreve denim is made with 8 plastic water bottles. 618 B. South Main St, Greenville
Kitchen Sync is hoping to become Greenville’s first certified green restaurant. The restaurant will be a neighborhood grill and pizzeria specializing in local, sustainable farm-to-table fare when it opens this spring. 1609 Laurens Rd, Greenville.
Lullaby Paints are the safest paints available for your baby’s nursery. The non-toxic, VOC and solvent free paints come in pouches that weigh 50% less than a traditional paint can; meaning fewer resources are used to make it, it takes less energy to manufacture and ship it, and it creates less waste. Made in Spartanburg- available at lullabypaints.com
Loggerhead Apparel garments are American-grown and American-made. Ten percent of the revenue gained from the sale of all Loggerhead Apparel shirts is donated directly to local causes supporting the conservation and protection of the Loggerhead turtle. 109 N. Main St, Simpsonville.