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8 ways to Green Your Shower

Sure it's where you get clean. But what's the planet think about your shower habits? (And we don't just mean whether you're a singer or a silent sudser.) Good shower habits can lower both energy and water usage—and save money.

  1. Buy a low-flow showerhead

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    These water-conserving fixtures are available at most hardware or plumbing supply stores and can be fitted to most standard shower arms.

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  2. Use a shower timer

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    Take shorter showers with these inexpensive, handy devices that cut your wash-up time by helping you discern your average shower length. One of these tickers will save you energy and water.

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  3. Buy natural household cleaners

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    Scrub your shower with natural cleaners, which are readily biodegradable and contain no known carcinogens.

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  4. Reduce the thermostat setting on your water heater

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    Setting your water heater's thermostat at a perfectly comfortable 120°F—a small change for most—lowers energy usage, and saves you money.

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  5. Install a solar thermal water heater

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    A solar thermal water heater that uses the sun's warmth to cook up warm water naturally uses much less energy than an electric boiler.

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  6. Use a non-vinyl shower curtain

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    Skip the PVC and go for a shower curtain made of hemp, organic cotton, PEVA, or even recycled soda bottles to reduce the amount of toxic waste you produce and improve your health.

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  7. Buy bath enclosures

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    Bath enclosures allow you to avoid using off-gassing vinyl shower curtains that need to be thrown out on a regular basis, cutting your long-term waste and toxic inputs, too.

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  8. Buy eco-friendly bath towels

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    Dry off with towels made from natural and organic fibers and low-impact dyes to make the wipe-down as eco-friendly as the sudsing-up.

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Comments

06/03/2010
1:27pm
Bestfilters

sprite shower filters available here
http://www.bestfilters.com/sprite-shower-filters.html

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