February Public Issues Update

Getting to Know and Improve Water Use in our Homes and Churches: 

There is a link between water and carbon emissions. It is easy to overlook the energy used in treating and delivering water to our taps, and for heating water. Energy is used to treat water and pipe it to our homes and churches. Energy is used to treat waste water and sewage. Saving water is better for our footprint on earth. Here are some simple tips to get you started:

Inside: Fix leaks. Boil only as much water as you need (I used to fill the whole kettle!)

Toilets:  Put a bottle in the cistern to reduce the amount of water used to flush.

Outside: Collect rainwater for garden and church flowers in a bucket when raining, or install a more permanent collection tank.

Enjoy and give thanks for our water! More information available from the Public Issues Network.

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