Sustainable Tips

How to Capture Rainwater

Visit Save the Drop L.A.'s website by clicking on this link to find this week's tip of the week, which is how to capture rainwater. 

Carpool Often

Carpooling reduces the number of cars on the road and lowers the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of burning gas.

Use Rain Barrels to Collect Rain Water

Rain barrels collect and store large amounts of rain water for future uses, such as watering lawns or washing cars. They also prevent free water from being wasted. 

Turn Off Water in Between Dishes

Turning off the running sink water in between washing dishes can save many gallons of water and be a more efficient way to increase conservation efforts. 

Replace Grass Lawns 

Artificial grass lawns can reduce the amount of water being used. Their life expectancy can be about 25 years, which is a less costly alternative to real turf.

Install Low-Flow Shower Heads

Installing low-flow shower heads can save up to 3-6 gallons of water per minute. This is one of the easiest and most effective ways to save water. 

Install Low-Flow Toilets

Low-flow toilets can save about 2 gallons of water per flush, and they can also be a way to significantly reduce your monthly water payments. 

Do Full Loads of Laundry

Doing full loads of laundry can save many gallons of water per minute and reduce the amount of loads on a 5-day or weekly basis. 

Turn Off the Sink While You Brush

Turning off the sink while brushing your teeth can save large amounts of water per minute and be a very easy and effective way to conserve water.

Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

LED bulbs can last up to five times longer than regular bulbs. They are also very bright and require less lighting in a room, which saves energy and money. 

Recycle As Much As Possible

Recycling paper, glass, and plastic reduces the amount of waste on our planet and also saves natural resources. 

Use Tablets to Take Notes

Taking notes or doing work on tablets saves up a lot of paper and significantly reduces the amount of waste.