05 Apr '11, 4am

See the real impact of 10 basic steps that any greenie should take

See the real impact of 10 basic steps that any greenie should take

Small habit, big savings: Turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save 8 gallons of water per day. Photo: Flickr/Gabriel Rocha (a.k.a. BRIEL) Just how much plastic are you saving by toting that stainless steel water bottle around all the time? Did switching to paperless billing really save a tree, or just save you some hassle? Let’s break it down by numbers. Check out this list of little green habits to try. By the end you’ll be convinced that every little bit does count! 1. Turning off the faucet About 75 percent of the water used in the average home is used in the bathroom, according to the California Energy Commission. Leaving the water running while we brush our teeth or wash our faces only increases that number. It can be a tough habit to break, but here’s how much you’re really using. The numbers: The average bathroom faucet flows at a rate of two gallons...

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