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Talent Plus Sustainability Tip #2 – Be Water Smart

by Cody Pfeiffer

Become water-wise in your home through mindful showering and dishwashing. 

The EPA says 3 percent of the nation’s energy is used to pump and treat water for potable use. And heating water for things like showering and dishwashing is typically the second largest use of energy at home. Consider only running your dishwasher when it’s full—that can save nearly 320 gallons of water each year. Reducing your shower time and temperature can save energy, money and conserve water. Another trick: Turn off the water while shaving or shampooing your hair, then turn it back on for rinsing. Investing in a water-efficient showerhead also helps conserve water. Regular showerheads can use 2.5 gallons of water per minute, but water-efficient upgrades can get that down to less than 2 gallons per minute. Some cities offer rebates for switching to more efficient appliances.

Sources:

https://www.rei.com/blog/stewardship/the-opt-to-act-plan

https://sustainablebizconsulting.com/sustainable-living/10-ways-to-be-sustainable-this-summer/

https://zerowastechef.com/2019/02/14/how-to-cope-with-environmental-guilt-syndrome-egs/


Cody Pfeiffer

Cody Pfeiffer is the Team Lead of Management Consultants and Global Interviewers at Talent Plus where his role is to clarify strategy and define the goals, people, and talents required to reach the destination. He teaches clients our talent philosophy and equip them to cultivate Talent-Based Organizations ®.

“Within people lies potential. I put a spotlight on talent and illuminate its intersection with strategy. I challenge people to commit to becoming the best versions of themselves."

Talents: Intelligence, Focus, Individualized Approach, Ego Drive, Relationship