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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Some compnaies are just a little ridiculous with their "Green" messaging.

Example: Moen Newsletter

 

In the middle of the email it states "EVERY DROP MATTERS," but if you look at most of the images they are wasting water in every photo!

 

 

 

post #2 of 12

That is a very keen observation

 

To their credit they do have a line of green products and it appears they are making efforts in the way of supporting conservation.  Maybe they could somehow digitally input the water so as to not use real resources in their advertising?

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

I'm sure its not as easy to fake, but its a good idea. I just think that using running water in a picture of a faucet is a little ridiculous anyway... For them to use that specific line of text is a little bit of a slap in the face to saving water.

post #4 of 12
Good observation there! Many places all over the globe are facing a water shortage and we must do all that we can to conserve water. Visit http://j.mp/YFryq for simple tips on water conservation and make every drop count!
post #5 of 12
Living in a region with very hard water, I don't care much how the water flows from a faucet.  I want to know that the faucet is able to STOP the water.  Between the kitchen and the bathroom, I have had to change 3 Moen cartridges in four years.  (They were both dripping when we bought the house, and I just renovated the bathroom with a dripping tub...)

Moen's older technology uses plastic cartridges, unable to stand up to the grinding compound that some cities provide in the water pipes...


Keith
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by PUREShop View Post

Maybe they could somehow digitally input the water so as to not use real resources in their advertising?


It's important to focus our energy on things that really matter. If they can sell 100,000 water-efficient faucets, that's much more important than saving a few drops during the photo shoot 

post #7 of 12

I think cities across the country should be promoting rain water capture.

Depending on budgets concerns and systems installed, people can capture a few gallons to hundreds of gallons; which could be used for their gardens/trees.

And we must say no to lawns and be done with it.

Such a massive waste of water, emissions from gas powered lawn mowers, leaf

blowers, trimmers. Bah!

Many cities are already implementing conservation programs because of water

shortages in their area but conservation should be everywhere and not just in drought

stricken areas. Low flows on showers/toilets saves a lot of water. 

post #8 of 12

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post #9 of 12

I like the psa that shows a person cayacking down a river, then the

camera pulls back to show that it's a lawn sprinker, and all the wasted water

flowing down the street into the cities drainage system.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/30/10-facts-about-wasted-wat_n_115642.html

http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/pubs/fixleak.html

post #10 of 12

I've solved that problem this summer...I just don't water. The grass turns brown but it greens up again when it rains. A side benefit: I don't have to mow as often.

post #11 of 12

I'm right on board with TimeTrvlr. This year, my lawn was a beautiful stale brown color. I only water the garden and the rose bushes, both of which are in the back (which is now equally brown).

 

Ahh, the neighbor's envy.

post #12 of 12

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Originally Posted by Timetrvlr View Post

I've solved that problem this summer...I just don't water. The grass turns brown but it greens up again when it rains. A side benefit: I don't have to mow as often.


This is a great point. Look at Nature. The hills turn brown in the summer but they always come back to life.

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