10 Tips to Save Water in Daily Life

In this article, we are showing how much water approximately

we are using every day and how we can save or recycle some of it. 

Without water, there can not be life. 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water – Only 3% of that amount is freshwater and only a shocking 1% is usable.

 

how can we contribute?

The environment is becoming a popular topic in the media more and more. We hear daily about plastic pollution, what it does to our nature, we hear about destroyed coral reefs and about disappearing rain-forests. It seems like we are powerless against it all, that everything has gone too far and there is no hope. However, small actions taken by many people can have a big impact.

We have heard enough. Now is the time for action my friend. There is no more time to waste. 

We want to get as many people as possible to understand and implement simple tricks to save water. 

This will not only improve people’s lives but also contribute to preserve and improve the local environment. 

71% of the Earth’s surface is covered
in
water – if all the water on Earth was put into a sphere it would have a diameter of 1385 kilometers. Only 3% of that amount is freshwater and only a shocking 1% is usable.

A structured gap year can be just what you need.
  1. Brushing the teeth or hand wash. Don’t leave the water running while brushing your teeth or washing your hands, just turn it on when it’s time to rinse. Leaving water running can waste around 18 liters of water.

2. Flushing the toilet.  We are using 10 liters of water for a single flush. To reduce that number either flush more seldom or change your toilet to a dual-flush toilet. Dual-flush toilets have the possibility to choose the amount of water you want to save from your waste.

3. Bath or shower? – Having a shower instead of a bath can save you up to 45 liters of water. Also, taking shorter showers is a good water savior. 

4. Washing dishes – Hand washing dishes at once instead off all through the day can save you a great amount of water. Use a large sponge with soap to wash your dishes and use running water for rinsing. When using the dish washer use ECO settings. It will save you around 20 liters per wash.

5. Front and backyard. Use a broom instead of water hose to clean outside walking paths. 

6. Washing clothes. Make sure your machine is full when washing a load. You can save up to 80 liters per machine. Use ECO setting for saving water and electricity. Some clothes don’t need to be washed after every use. By doing that you also save your clothes from wearing out fast.

7. Clean your veggies and fruits in a bowl. Fill it with water and wash instead of doing it under running water.

8. Garden watering. Use collected rainwater for your garden. Don’t use the hose to water your plants but a watering can and do it in the morning or afternoons. In that way, you will avoid fast evaporation. It is also smart not to water your beautiful plants on a rainy day. 

9. Car wash. With a hose can use up to 200-500 liters water. When possible make a system to collect rainwater and use that for a car wash. If it’s not possible simply use buckets instead of the hose.

10. Front and backyard. Use a broom instead of water hose to clean outside walking paths. 

The International Volunteer programme is a fast-paced programme that offers the opportunity to Learn about the big issues of our time while preparing to work for 6 months with Community Development projects in India, Zambia, Malawi or Mozambique.

A structured gap year can be just what you need.

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TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

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10 Tips to Save Water in Daily Life

In this article, we are showing how much water approximately

we are using every day and how we can save or recycle some of it. 

1. Brushing teeth or hand wash. Don’t leave the water running while brushing your teeth or washing your hands, just turn it on when it’s time to rinse. Leaving water running can waste around 18 liters of water.

2. Flushing the toilet.  We are using 10 liters of water for a single flush. To reduce that number either flush more seldom or change your toilet to a dual-flush toilet. Dual-flush toilets have the possibility to choose the amount of water you want to save from your waste.

3. Bath or shower? – Having a shower instead of a bath can save you up to 45 liters of water. Also, taking shorter showers is a good water savior. 

4. Washing dishes – Hand washing dishes at once instead of all through the day can save you a great amount of water. Use a large sponge with soap to wash your dishes and use running water for rinsing. When using the dishwasher use ECO settings, it will save you around 20 liters per wash. 

5. Fix leaking water tap. It can save you around 15 liters per day and 55 liters in a year. What an unnecessary waste.

6.Washing clothes. Make sure your machine is full when washing a load. You can save up to 80 liters per machine. Use ECO setting for saving water and electricity. Some clothes don’t need to be washed after every use. By doing that you also save your clothes from wearing out fast.

7. Clean your veggies and fruits in a bowl. Fill it with water and wash instead of doing it under running water.

8. Garden watering. Use collected rainwater for your garden. Don’t use the hose to water your plants but a watering can and do it in the morning or afternoons. In that way, you will avoid fast evaporation. It is also smart not to water your beautiful plants on a rainy day.

9. Car wash. With a hose can use up to 200-500 liters water. When possible make a system to collect rainwater and use that for a car wash. If it’s not possible simply use buckets instead of the hose.

10. Front and backyard. Use a broom instead of water hose to clean outside walking paths. 

A structured gap year can be just what you need.

HOW CAN WE CONTRIBUTE?

The environment is becoming a popular topic in the media more and more. We hear daily about plastic pollution, what it does to our nature, we hear about destroyed coral reefs and about disappearing rain-forests. It seems like we are powerless against it all, that everything has gone too far and there is no hope. However, small actions taken by many people can have a big impact.

We have heard enough. Now is the time for action my friend. There is no more time to waste. 

We want to get as many people as possible to understand and implement simple tricks to save water. 

This will not only improve people’s lives but also contribute to preserve and improve the local environment. 

A structured gap year can be just what you need.

71% of the Earth’s surface is covered
in
water – if all the water on Earth was put into a sphere it would have a diameter of 1385 kilometers. Only 3% of that amount is freshwater and only a shocking 1% is usable.

A structured gap year spent teaching English is a wonderful experience.
INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

Lindersvold is an international learning center that facilitates courses in community development and certification in non-traditional pedagogy. Our Center provides an opportunity to learn about the big issues of our time while preparing to assist community-driven projects in Zambia, Malawi or Mozambique. We believe in combining hands-on training with theoretical knowledge, alongside community living, gives students the best foundation for working with sustainable development and vulnerable youth.