It's Great Big Green Week, a nationwide campaign for action on climate change. To celebrate, we've launched our own water-saving initiative to raise awareness about water shortages in the UK and encourage change.
Why? The Great British Rain Paradox report found that three in four people in the UK believe it’s a wet and rainy country, and most believe we have enough water to meet our future needs. But climate change and population growth mean that the UK could face significant water shortages in less than 25 years.
Our employees have committed to take action to reduce their water usage, and we have started to fill our #100pledges wall with Polaroids of people and their pledges... scroll for a list of easy pledges you can make. Why not use the #100Pledges hashtag to get involved?
Switching off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth
Using the little flush button for wee and the big flush button for number twos
Sticking to a 5-minute shower, either using a timer or limiting it to one music track you can sing along to that’s 5 mins or less long
Ensuring the dishwasher/washing machine is at its maximum capacity (according to manufacturer’s instructions) before turning it on
Only watering the lawn or outdoor plants in the evening
Capturing some rainwater in a container to use on your plants
Fixing a leaking tap or toilet, or identifying a possible leak for a customer
Using the eco setting on your washing machine or dishwasher (We know, it’s long!)