Taking on Water Challenge: Wrap Up

This week we are concluding the Taking on Water Challenge! During the month of February, contest participants undertook a new action each week to reduce their water footprints, saving up to 6,054 gallons of water. This week we are asking that you please let us know how this challenge changed the way you think about and use water, and how much water you’ve saved. We’d also love to hear what other water saving actions you might be planning for the future. Thank you for joining in!

On or about March 15, 2013, we will be drawing a contest winner, who will receive a copy of Taking on Water and a water reduction kit for his or her home (Approximate Retail Value $130). Stay tuned.

See introductory information on the Taking on Water Challenge: Reduce your Water Footprint here, the Week 1 Challenge: Eat Less Meat here, the Week 2 Challenge: Waste Less Food here, the Week 3 Challenge: Conserve Energy here, and the Week 4 Challenge: Fix Leaks here. To enter to win the Taking on Water Challenge, pledge to decrease your water footprint by leaving a comment.

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To Enter

Full official contest rules and guidelines are here. Contest begins January 29, 2013. Entries must be received no later than March 11, 2013, 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time.

• Enter for the chance to win a copy of Taking on Water and a water reduction kit for your home (Approximate Retail Value $130).

• No purchase necessary.

• Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, ages 18 or older.

• Contest begins January 29, 2013. Entries must be received no later than March 11, 2013, 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time.

• The winner will be selected on or about March 15, 2013.

• Void where prohibited by law.

Entries must be made in the comments section on Wendy Pabich’s blog, www.waterdeva.com. Entries must include the following (Incomplete entries will not be considered):

▪ Name (first and last)

▪ Email Address

▪ A brief comment pledging to decrease your water footprint

Optional: A link to a blog post or photograph can be included, but is not necessary for entry.

3 comments to Taking on Water Challenge: Wrap Up

  • Gaye

    I look forward to taking on this challenge, and learning new ways to include in my commitment to use less water.

  • Liza Marron

    I will use less water by turning it off when I brush my teeth, filling the sink and washing in that water only. dumping undrunk water into plants. Never buying water bottled. Installing drip irrigation in my garden this summer.

  • Kelli Grabowski

    I have definitely been eating less meat and considering all implications of my daily choices dealing with water. If nothing else, it has made me more aware; which in turn has made my Earth Science students more aware (that’s a total of 51 people reached in a month!) In future years I am going to hold my own “water challenge” during our Hydrologic Cycle unit in January/February. I am looking into taking some classes at a local college on hydrology and water conservation. I have also signed up for a local Earth Day Lake Erie watershed clean-up on April 20th and I am hopeful that our school district allows my classes to attend a presentation called “Perils of Plastic” dealing with accumulation of plastics in the subtropical gyres. This is all very intriguing to me and so obviously important. Thanks for doing this.

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