Living Green: Earth Day is April 22
On April 22, more than a billion people around the world will participate in
the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day. Broward County encourages all employees to incorporate
these easy green practices, in their daily routines, to help protect the
environment and collectively have a greater impact on Earth:
- Run your dishwasher only with a full load.
- Don't pre-rinse dishes. Studies show pre-rinsing doesn't improve dishwasher cleaning, and you'll save as much as 20 gallons of water per load.
water-efficient appliances, such as
a dishwasher that uses only about 4 gallons per wash.
- Take a shower. A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water, but a five-minute shower
only uses 10 to 25 gallons. Put a timer or clock near your shower so you can see how fast you are.
- Save even more water and money by installing a
- Don’t overwater your lawn. Lawns only need watering every five to seven days in the summer and every 10 to 14 days in the winter. Heavy rain eliminates the need for watering for up to two weeks.
- Buy a rain gauge. Most of the year, lawns only need one inch of water per week.
Visit broward.org/gogreen for other tips to go green at
work, on the road
or when traveling.