This week's eco challenge is: Limit your shower to no more than 2 mins.
Why? - In the UK, the average shower lasts for 8 minutes, which uses approximately 40 gallons of water. If someone is drinking the recommended amount of water every day, 40 gallons of water could keep them going for over two weeks - 16 days - and that's just from one shower. However, the average UK teenager can spend as much as 20-25 minutes in the shower, which uses over 100 gallons of water! By limiting your shower to 2 minutes, you can save 30 gallons of water. 30 gallons of water can support 6 new trees for one watering session, or one tree for 6.
In addition, household water comes from surface laves and reservoirs. Water has to be drained from these bodies in order to supply you with water for your shower. As the amount of water in the body decreases, there is a dramatic and visible loss of surrounding wildlife, as they need the water to live, grow and flourish. By reducing your water usage, you can help save much of nature from dying due to lack of water and also allow it to aid the many who are in dire need of water right now.