What can teens do to help out with water conservation ?

What can teens (a group of 10 teens between the ages of 12 – 16)do to help out with water conservation ?

Big things not just turning off the water while brushing your teeth and taking shorter showers.

Also what can we do to spread the word ???

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    • rayray on April 25, 2010 at 3:02 pm
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    shower with a friend
    • apeakay on April 25, 2010 at 3:41 pm
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    There are many things your group can do, but each depends upon where you live. I live in a semi-rural area, so I can do things like re-direct the output of my family’s clothes washer to water the garden and the lawn. Also, depending how industrious and capable your group is, you could buy a coil of soft copper pipe, connect it to the cold water supply, place the coil in a large barrel which will eventually be filled with the hot water output of someone taking a shower. The cold water in the coil will be somewhat heated up by the hot water from the shower drain, thus requiring less energy to heat the hot water supply that will go to the shower in the future. In retrospect, this is probably beyond the abilities of your group.
    • boywonder on April 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm
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    a great idea is purchasing rain water tanks, your group can have a fundraiser to raise the money cheap ones will cost between 200-$500 theres a fund raising service by which you sell bulbs (the plants) and you get to keep %50 of the money they provide you with everything from brochures,catalogues and the bulbs themselves.

    http://www.gardenexpress.com.au/fundraising

    another great idea is creating a minuter wetland in a school yard, if the school has downpipes that come from the gutters where water flows during rain this is a great idea, id promotes native animals to come to the area and is always fun in frog seasons its also very environmental by recycling water that could have gone to waste.

    you can promote it via website;

    http://www.yola.com is a free webservice thats fantastic (i have some websites on it already) you could also, seek your local tv stations for coverage of your events.

    goodluck 😀

    • spk on April 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm
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    Well, shorter showers. You have to do little things, too. 10 people will make a small thing – like turning off the water while brushing teeth – will save 50 gallons per month.

    Yes, they had a good idea. You can do fund-raising with http://www.botanicalinterests.com too, and buy a rain barrel. Attach it to the water coming off your roof.

    • Kevo on April 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm
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    Go vegetarian. It takes on average about 70 gallons of fresh water to produce a pound of vegetables, whereas it takes an estimated 5,000 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef (taking into account the veggies the cow eats, the water it drinks, the water necessary to clean the animal, etc.)
    • Jim G on April 25, 2010 at 5:38 pm
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    There are many small and individual things you can do to reduce water consumption.
    Collect the shower warming-water and use on house plants. If possible, shower with reduced pressure and therefore less water; otherwise, get wet and turn off the water while you lather, then rinse. Water outside plants and trees in the evening when there is less natural evaporation. Consider a brown lawn instead of a green one. Wash your families’ cars and your bicycles with a bucket of water rather than with a hose. Run the dishwasher only when it’s full.
    Redefine “running water” as yourself, moving quickly and carrying two buckets of water that you just fetched from a nearby well. Use it carefully.
    Contact the local office of the company that presently supplies water to your community.
    • Natalia on April 25, 2010 at 6:14 pm
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    I feel teens can play a major role in water conservation.They are the one who can educate people regarding this matter.Now a days people are busy with their own routine they don’t concentrate on such issues, so teenagers can bring such issues infront of them so that they get aware of it and be careful when its usage is concerned.
    They can also explain them the importance of purification of water, so that those who are not aware of the different water borne infection also come to know about it, and follow precationary measures against such infections.
    Few important tips are listed in
    http://tictacdo.com/ttd/Purify-Water
    So, better pay attention towards such precationary measures .
    • First Namerinnereye on April 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm
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    teens hold the future of sustenance catch them early .Children can be best taught by us practicing the sermon itself .1-pour the required amount of water to drink in the tumbler do not throw it in drains if left drop it in flower pots 2-in toilets use half flush in urinals,it is sufficient to flush down 3-save wash on clothes by changing at night ,saves time and soap too
    to spread words just give them small demonstration to educate not to to say and forget, visual is more adopted fast read them concerned news published in magazines and papers to give evidence to prove that what is taught is happening around
    • Nikhil G on April 25, 2010 at 7:54 pm
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    Use ur talent to reinforce people to save water. Make people aware of the situation,Drive water save campaign
    tree plantation is necessary as roots of tree hold great amount of water so plant some trees and survive them take note of their situation after certain specific period.Whatever u do made it public as it will spread ur ideas & make people aware of the problems & u will get rewards in addition.
    Insist ur parents to organize rain water harvesting plan in your house,society etc.
    Also remain in touch with new ideas to save water through internet & all other means,if u have creative ideas try to implement them,don’t hesitate;otherwise ur dream would remain mere a dream,So friends take actions to make ur dream come true.
    And if u have some nice ideas,please share with me ,
    My email id is n_shivaji@rediffmail.com

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