How do you help battle the constant issues our world is facing? For instance the drought we have been in?
I haven’t been taking long showers for some time now, and I always shut the water off when I am brushing my teeth or any of those activities. I make sure to use my reusable water bottle because I know constantly buying plastic contributes to the issues we face.
Mass-producing meat industries like Tyson contribute to a huge portion of the depletion of our rain forests from farming and harvesting animals to meet America’s fast-food standards. Because of this, I’m a vegan. It helps in making an active voice for the protection of our ecosystem. Since i know we’re in a drought, I try to keep my showers under five minutes. And trust me, they use to be a lot longer.
I water the lawn less than I use to, and I never leave the shower running before getting in, which is pretty common.
I am very passionate about the water crisis we are in right now. It’s really important for me to help other people realize we are in a drought by saying something when I see people waste water. I do my best to get their attention and explain it to them. For instance you, may only use so-and-so amount of gallons a day, but that multiplied by the millions of people that do the same adds up. We could use that water elsewhere. For instance, agriculture. Instead of washing our car, swimming in the pool and taking longer showers, we could be much more productive.
Zach Aucella can be reached at [email protected] or @zaucella on Twitter.