Think BIG

We all want to make a difference, to have an impact on the world and hopefully leave something behind…but maybe we should think small(er).

Instead of trying to come up with some great BIG idea to make a difference, the Green Queen says think small. If we all do a little, it will do a lot. And, there are a lot of little things we can do that will make a BIG difference. Like:

1) Turn off the water while you brush your teeth. Get your toothbrush wet and the paste but then reach up and turn off the water while you scrub those bicuspids. There’s no use in letting the water run…that’s just wasteful.
2) Turn off the water while you lather your legs. If you are going to take the time to shave your legs, lather up but make sure the water is turned off while you do it. There’s no benefit to having the water running while you’re lathering.
3) When you’re sudsing up in the shower, turn off the water. You can work up better suds if you get the soap wet and then rub-a-dub-dub without any excess water.

These three little things might sound silly but it will save water and the planet at the same time.

It’s the little things in life that make the most difference. Remember…the things that make an impression on you–they might not be BIG things but they stick with you. It’s the same with being sustainable. If you make a small effort to change the things you do everyday, it will make a BIG difference in the end.

So, think SMALL and it will make a BIG difference. And, the Green Queen hopes you have a funtabulous weekend trying to think of ways you can use a little less water.

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2 thoughts on “Think BIG

  1. It’s incredible, the water that gets wasted just with tooth brushing. We turn the faucet off until it’s time to rinse the brush and spit;)

  2. I’ve always turned off the water while brushing my teeth, and I shave with oil so no need for water. 🙂 I take ten minute showers so not much water wasted there either, I rinse while scrubbing the other side of my body. My main problem is electricity because of my pets. They are desert creatures so they need at least a 75 degree temperature 24/7 and one requires a lamp on 24/7. I do my best to keep windows shut when it’s cold or open when it’s warm though!

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