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What Can I Do?

Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
Photo courtesy of The Yummy Life (

Reduce: Save time and water by brushing teeth and washing your face while in the shower. There are over 100 simple ways to reduce the amount of water you use.

Reuse: Instead of constantly repurchasing bottled water, start using a water-filtration pitcher, which can be reused several times. Not only will you reduce the amount of plastics entering the environment, but you can save up to $335 a year by switching from bottled water to a filtration system. Prefer some flavor? Here are some ideas fo flavor your filtered water:

Recycle: Items sent to landfills often secrete toxins that leech into our water system. Learn about Household Hazardous Waste and how to properly dispose of items like medications, batteries, light bulbs, and paint. Most importantly, do not flush un-used medications in the toilet.

Respect: What watershed do you live in? Learn about the five watersheds in Santa Clara County. SCU is in the 170-square mile Guadalupe watershed, which spans San Jose, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Campbell, and Santa Clara. Creeks in this watershed include Guadalupe, Los Gatos, Ross, Alamitos, and Canoas.

Photo of flavored waters courtesy of The Yummy Life.

Tags: Take Action, Waste, Water