"Weird" Eco Habits Contest Sneak Peek: Reusing Water

Last week, we gave you the first sneak peek into our "Weird Eco Habits" contest (be sure to get your entries in by Friday!) by showing you Brad Hole's urban chicken coop in Seattle. For the next sneak peek into our contest, we cross the Pacific and head to Hiroshima, Japan, where TreeHugger Joy Walsh practices her "weird" eco habit - reusing her bath water for laundry water. In Joy's view, "3 rinse cycles of clean water just seems such a waste."

It takes a lot of hard work to transfer water manually from one place to another. Although Joy would love to have a holding tank and plumbing system that would do all of this for her, for the time being she will have to make do with a more, as Joy puts it, "aerobic" process of transferring water: a bucket. She and her son take turns running from bath to laundry - transporting buckets of water, and getting a quick workout in the process. Kudos to Joy for being a resourceful TreeHugger and thanks for letting us know about your "weird" eco habit!

If you have an eco habit your friends or family would think is "weird", let us know about it and you could come away with a great prize package from our friends at Greenloop. All you need to do is email us at: contest [at] treehugger [dot] com - and give us a quick description of what your "weird" eco habit is. However, this Friday, November 25th is the last day to get your entry in, so get to it!