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It’s World Water Day! 5 Fun Ways to Save Water

By Elliot for Water · March 22, 2021
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Elliot for Water’s mission is to bring safe water to millions of people and be an example of how anyone can make the world better, one simple action at a time. In line with this spirit, and to celebrate World Water Day, we came up with 5 fun and easy ways to save water, and have an impact on the world, every day.

Eat Veggies

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Did you know that by not eating one burger you can save more water than not showering for two months? Yep, we have that much impact on water through the food we consume. Producing a burger, in fact, takes 2,500 liters of water, 660 gallons, while growing 1kg of broccoli only 283 liters, 75 gallons.

The good news is, you don’t have to turn vegan or vegetarian to have an impact: You can easily reduce your meat consumption by going meat-free once a week, for example. It’s that simple. Should you need a good recipe to turn your dietary habits around, though, we got your back! Giorgia, our fantastic and vegan CTO, has the perfect dish for you: Buddha Bowls.

Buddha Bowls are colorful bowls composed of vegetables, healthy grains, and proteins. Giorgia likes to make them with tempeh, peanut butter sauce, a mix of cooked zucchini, aubergines, and carrots, chickpeas, mixed salad, avocado, and chia or flaxseed on top. If you have ever thought that a vegan dish could not make you full, well, think again.

Use Reusable Water Bottles

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Everything we buy, from food to clothing, has a water footprint, and water bottles are no exception. As a matter of fact, producing a plastic bottle takes twice as much the water contained in it, which is crazy to even think about.

Through the use of reusable water bottles, though, we can prevent all this water waste, help the environment by reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans and, at the same time, look fashionable as heck while doing it.

Reusable water bottles are so cool that even Ralph Lauren decided to make their own in collaboration with Give Me Tap.

Be fancy, use reusable bottles!

Search The Web

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You know where we are going with this, right? Every time you search the web with Elliot for Water you are creating safe drinking water. To be more precise, every search corresponds to approximately 14 liters of safe water donated. What are you waiting for then, go on and search!

Do Gardening

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Yes, you got that one right. Gardening, if done in the right way, can save water! Creating compost from your food scraps and use it to fertilize your garden will keep the soil moist and cut down the number of times you will need to water your plants.

Veggies, fruits, eggshells, bread, grains, and coffee are all great for compost.

Meat and dairy, on the other hand, are a no-go, as they take longer to break down and will attract animals like rats or raccoons.

Rock Your Day Up With Music

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This is another tip that might not be as instinctive, but music can actually be a great way to save water. How? By showering only the time necessary to play your morning happy song! This is a fun tip that we learned from Water Thru Skin, an inspiring social entrepreneur and blogger from Miami. When you are taking your morning shower, put on a beautiful song, enjoy the vibes as much as you can and as soon as it ends end your shower as well. By doing so you will rock your day up and you will likely keep the shower time under 5 minutes which, on average, will save 11 liters, 3 gallons, of water per day. Not bad, eh?