The lovely summer heat has me at the beach, playing and swimming in the ocean daily. I'm taking full advantage of life by the sea, watching the sunset almost every night and greeting my day with a meditation on the beach reciting my current mantra
"I AM SO BLESSED"!
With all of the beauty surrounding me, and a blind eye to the news, it's difficult to sometimes realize that there are struggles going on with Mother Nature.
The past three years have been abnormally dry and now 58% of the state of California is in exceptional drought. This is the most extreme category, which indicates widespread crop and pasture losses and shortages of water in reservoirs, streams and wells. "Here in San Diego County, we import 80 percent of our water from outside the region. So being water importers, we have the responsibility to use that water as efficiently as possible," Travis Pritchard of San Diego Coastkeeper said.
Since I've been swimming in the ocean, I have been using a lot less water for showering, making me feel a little better. There are many other things that we can do to help conserve this precious resource. I have given you some very easy suggestions to step up your game as a conscious consumer on this beautiful planet we call home.
5 simple things you can do to conserve water:
1. Washing dishes: if using a dishwasher, make sure its FULL, if doing by hand turn off the water between dishes.
2. Washing clothes: wait until you have a full load and wash with cold water.
3. Take a 5 minute shower instead of 10
4. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving
5. If it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down
For more information visit http://www.bewaterwise.com
Thank you for your help,
Alisha Welch & Mother Earth