When writing my Elementals series, I read a lot of articles on water conservation. In celebration of Earth Day, April 22nd, here are some tips on how to make my water-girl, Maya, happy. Let’s show the Earth--and each other—some love!
One other suggestion is to reconsider your love of Greek Yogurt. Here is an article because that’s a whole other post: https://news.vice.com/article/theres-a-downside-to-all-that-greek-yogurt-youre-eating
The following suggestions are from the Department of Ecology, State of Washington’s website:• Turn off the water while shaving or brushing teeth.
• Take short showers instead of tub baths; showers use less water. (And you can always share water!)
• Don’t use your toilet as a wastebasket. Use a leak-free, high efficiency toilet.
• Wash only full loads of dishes, and select the appropriate water level or load size option on the dishwasher.
• Do not use water to defrost frozen foods; thaw foods in the refrigerator overnight.
• Scrape, rather than rinse dishes before loading them into the dishwasher.
• Compost food waste instead of using the garbage disposal or throwing it in the trash.
• Keep drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until the water turns cold.
• When washing your hands, turn off the water while you lather.
• Native- and drought-tolerant plants can make a beautiful alternative to unused turf areas in your yard
• Use a rain barrel; collected rainwater to use on your landscape can help you save water outdoors.
• Use a broom or electric blower to clean driveways and sidewalks rather than hosing them off.
• When washing your car, use an adjustable nozzle or sprayer and turn off the water stream while soaping your vehicle.
On EARTH DAY! Celebrate with the Elementals!
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Another way to show our love for one another is to attend a book signing.
Writers On The River, an author signing and book sale event, will feature 80+ romance authors at the Par-A-Dice Hotel, 21 Blackjack Blvd in East Peoria on Saturday, July 8th, 2017. New York Times and USA Today best sellers will be in attendance. The signing will begin at Noon for VIP guests and 1pm for general admission and will end at 4pm. Last July, The Writers On The River raised $1,500 for Thistle Farms. For more information, please visit www.thistlefarms.org. This year, the event is hosted by Healing With Words, a not-for-profit established for healing survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking, and prostitution. We feel the best way to spread love is to share the love of reading. Through the written word, persons can find an escape and a form of entertainment.
Our mission is to bring together readers, authors, and survivors in a positive manner that affects change and relief from negative influences.www.writersontheriver.weebly.com