Sometimes we have to open our eyes to reality but our fear and dread take over instead. We ignore what we don’t want to see because a commitment is called for. Conservation is the watchword of the day when it comes to precious water. Being green can mean many things including recycling, repurposing, growing your own food, fighting pollution, and believing in ecofriendly cleaning and household products. It also can pertain to preserving the environment with proper sustainability habits that should be practiced by everyone from the construction industry to toilet manufacturing. Regarding the latter, I am becoming obsessed with the water-conserving Toto model that meets everything on my checklist for the best of its kind. I have been reading up a lot lately as it is time to make a change. If you need to replace an old toilet, be sure to explore this option. I did select one for a client’s bathroom renovation. Soon one will be in my house. Less waste from your waste. That’s what I believe. How about you?
Before it gets drastic and an issue of survival, water availability should be on your mind. Many countries don’t enjoy the abundance we have. The quality of life for people in drought areas is on a decline. When it comes to toilets, they have a role to play. They are state of the art now with whisper quiet flushing and self-cleaning features. For me, saving water is key. You still get great design in a one-piece unit while you get your need met for low water waste. Toilets with all the new features are called “smart” and they are incredibly futuristic. Part of saving on water usage is the prevention of overflow from malfunctioning. For example, it stops you from flushing a clogged unit. It keeps water levels in the toilet bowl low. Above all, they promise minimal water consumption. How on earth do they sense how much water is needed and flush using just the appropriate amount. A normal toilet uses about 1.6 gallons while the smart version can get by on 0.6.
If you have been lax about getting on board conservation and sustainability, there are groups to join in every neighborhood to share ideas and discuss current issues. If not, why not start one on your own. I did. I do regular research and find news articles of common interest. I talk about one’s responsibility to the planet and I can get quite passionate. I write a blog to help pass the word. I hope each reader takes it upon himself or herself to send my message to at least ten friends. Way too many people hide their heads in the sand and ignore the reality of a damaged and retreating environment. I am told by some that we have enough people to deal with the problem and let the government support the cause. It takes a village, my friend.