For quite some time now, my husband and I have been hard at work trying to reduce our direct (showers, laundry, irrigation, etc.) and indirect (embedded in products and services) water use. Our results are encouraging and I’m documenting not only reductions in water use, but energy savings as well. It is also clear there are other ecological benefits that accrue with our changing choices. The process has been informative, transformative, fun, funny, and satisfying, and at times, vexing. My forthcoming book TAKING ON WATER: How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana (due out fall 2012) chronicles our story.
So while I don’t want to spoil the surprise, I’m interested in hearing your stories. What’s the most interesting, strange, difficult or funny thing you’ve done to reduce your footprint (water, carbon, ecological)? Please send funny or inspiring stories, anecdotes, videos, rules or whatever else you’d like to share. You can either post them as comments or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!