The average American uses approximately 100 gallons of water a day! And that's not counting the leaky faucet or extra minute in the shower that can have a dramatic impact on not just your water bill, but the efficiency of your home, your health, and the well-being of the planet at large. Consider these small tweaks to your everyday routine, and you'll be tapping into a more efficient, less costly, water-conscious home.
"You can make art from anything," says Heidi Posner, a designer, editor, and painter, whose house in Madison, Wisconsin, proves the point. When autumn comes, and the roses in her garden stop blooming, she begins using the stems and leaves in subtle still lifes. Balls of wool, for Posner's knitting, sometimes serve as decorative objects. If they look good in a bowl, she jokes, they'll probably never become a sweater.