At New Year we all in some way feel re energized with the prospect of a fresh start, a new beginning, one that allows us to thrive as individuals but also as a society. We put up new goals and choose new paths, looking back at our past year as a way to draw conclusions for the future. As individuals we do this exercise on a yearly basis, as a society this process is more tangible with generation shifts.

In this, the first blog of 2015 we at Mora Water Systems are going to focus on some of the things individuals can do to be part of this shift towards a different society, one that doesn’t take water for granted.

Here is a list of 10 things we can do adapting our daily routine, to better use our water.

1.      Don’t wash dishes with your water constantly running.
2.      Turn of the faucet while brushing your teeth.
3.      Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes.
4.      Turn of washing machine water supply to avoid leaks.
5.      Install a low-flow water head.
6.      Clock your shower or time them to one song length.
7.      Gather the first cold water before you shower, use this to water your plans.
8.      Install water saving devises on your faucets and toilets.
9.      Use the rule: If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.
10.    Water your garden early mornings to avoid evaporation.

To learn more tips and ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle see:

http://www.wright.edu/sustainability/assets/100-ways.pdf

http://www.pachamama.org/blog/10-ways-you-can-create-a-healthier-environment-without-leaving-your-home

Living a sustainable lifestyle

There are some people that have decided to take this change of lifestyle one step further and has committed to a zero waste life. Trough there blogs and tips we can learn more about this way of life.

The No Impact Project

Colin Beavan created the No Impact Project. From the first day he documented him and his family´s year-long experiment, creating la successful blog, book, and film showing the step by step journey of having a zero-waste lifestyle in New York City.
Learn more: http://noimpactproject.org

Zero waste home

Bea Johnson, native of France and currently living in Mill Valley, California. Is the person behind the Zero Waste Home initiative. Bea and here family live waste-free since 2008 and in here blog she shares here experiences and tips. She also wrote a book called: Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying your Life by Reducing your Waste. In here web you can also download the app that she created. The app BULK helps you eliminate packaging from your life by pointing to bulk food bins and liquid refills near you – and it let’s you share the locations that you find with others.
Learn more: http://www.zerowastehome.com/p/tips.html

Trash is for Tossers

The 23 year old Lauren Singer lives in NYC and was an Environmental Studies major in College. About a year and a half ago she made the decision to live sustainably, she documented here journey in her blog; Trash is for Tossers. She has recently started her own company; The Simply Co, where she hand-makes and sells the products that she learned to produce over the past two years.
Learn more: http://www.trashisfortossers.com

Eco Apps

Several apps have been created to assist in the choice of living green.
This article shows list of the most useful apps to help you in your search for a more sustainable life.

http://www.pachamama.org/blog/best-green-living-smartphone-apps

For the future of all, we need to start educating our surroundings and ourselves, learning step by step how our daily actions affects the big global issues.
In the next blog we aim to highlight some of the initiatives specially created to change the mindset of our younger generations, they are the ones that have the chance to effortless adopt new ways of living, generating the shift towards a sustainable society.

If all of us commit to just one of these changes in our daily routine, we will find ourselves on a path towards a new more sustainable future.