Ice Bucket Challenge
Negativity abounds. The argument is that buckets of water are being wasted to raise money and awareness for ALS while millions of people are dying due to the lack of clean water. OK HERE GOES.
#1 I think there will always be someone who will justify why they do nothing. Choose your charities and then shush. As a business owner I am asked to donate to tons of charities and non-profit events every year. I can’t possibly donate to all, so I choose to give based on a set of personal criteria. It doesn't necessarily mean the ones I don’t give to are less worthwhile. Oh by the way- have you donated to help get that clean water or support a 3rd world nation in some way?
#2 If your toilets are not low flush- shut up.
The amount of water I've seen most people pour is roughly equal to or less than what one low flush toilet consumes. A full flush toilet flushes 13 litres of water. You've probably dumped the equivalent of 6 buckets of water each day and still didn't help anyone.
If you do have low flow, super - now try letting it “mellow” for one flush and call it even.
PS How about your shower head? Each minute off your shower will save about 10 litres!
#3 If you wash your vehicle in your driveway- shut up. You are using gallons of water to hose off a piece of pollution while also letting non- biodegradable cleaning surfactants and the oil and greases go into the storm drains polluting even more water.