29 April 2008

Going Green

Many of my friends who travel tell me that the latest "in" thing is to see how green a business establishment, an individual is, particularly in USA.

While this is appreciable, there are a few simple things which when done would enable the residents of that country to be more greener.

1. Using buckets to take bath instead of showers. Waiting for a shower to mix up hot and cold water to the right temperature wastes a lot of water, which can be easily solved by using a bucket.

2. Using water instead of toilet papers and using a scrub cloth instead of kitchen papers. I think this is self-explanatory. The amount of trees that are cut down to make paper can absorb the harmful gases from the atmosphere.

So, a simple lifestyle change in the daily life can make the citizens more greener ;-)

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 3:46 PM


  1. Blogger The Self-Proclaimed Wordsmith posted at Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 7:03:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    A lot of people have told me the bucket funda, but I don't quite understand it. Could you explain why a bucket is better than a shower?
  2. Blogger Zeppelin posted at Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 9:59:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    #2 - water user. But it has to remain a closet-habit, as the desis here in the USA, think it's something to laugh about! Using toilet paper is somehow considered more "civilized". :)

    but yes, both point that you have mentioned, very true.
  3. Blogger Nirenjan Krishnan posted at Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 6:42:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    I know you've been in the US... so tell me... where do you get a plastic mug? Or even a simple metal one? Saravana Stores? [sarcasm]
  4. Blogger Zeppelin posted at Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 7:36:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    nirenjan - if I may, walmart/dollar store and such thrift stores, have plastic measurement type mugs, that quite serve the purpose well enough. :)

    shyam - sorry for spamming here, but just could not resist answering that question. :)

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