Flush for Good Giveaway – $200 Home Depot or Lowe’s Gift Cards

In honor of World Toilet Day and their Flush for Good Campaign, American Standard is encouraging people around the world to learn more about saving water.  To help promote it, they are giving 2 of our readers each a $200 gift card to Home Depot or Lowe’s.  There’s no restrictions on how you use the card, but we hope you will use it to save water, or to at least to save energy.clipart toilet seat with text flush for good

In September we did our part of saving water by replacing our toilet with a new, Champion, 1.28 gallons per flush toilet.  Jonathan was very successful in installing it himself.  We have written about many ways to save water, but Alicia’s favorite is to bathe the children less often

We like to really try something out before reviewing it, so in November we will review the toilet  just in time for World Toilet Day (here’s a hint, we haven’t had to plunge it yet!).

The Flush for Good Campaign is raising awareness about sanitary issues around the world.  While in the US it is important to conserve clean water because it is a finite resource, in other countries there is so little potable water that it is not used for toileting and sewers.  In some places toilets are actually open pit latrines that allow germs, flies and smells out. American Standard has developed a product called SaTo which is cost effective and uses simple mechanical and water seals to close the latrines off from the open air.  To get these products to where they are needed American Standard is working with international development organizations and donating them based on their sales of Champion toilets and through other promotional efforts.  American Standard is donating 20 in honor of our readers and is donating 1 for every 100 likes on their Flush for Good Facebook Page

replacement open pit latrine cover

SaTo – “Safe Toilet”
Click on the picture to watch a video about how it is saving lives

To win one of the gift cards (NOT one of the SaTos), please enter below.  Please note that the cards will ship directly from American Standard and may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive.  Open to US residents only (due to the complications of international sweepstakes laws).

Giveaway ends Monday, October 28th at Midnight.

Good luck and Happy Greening!

Alicia & Jon 

 

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Comments

  1. Mary Happymommy says:

    I turn off the faucet when I’m brushing my teeth.

  2. Lori Davis says:

    I save rainwater to water my garden. I use low flow showerheads and faucets.

  3. Our “green” home has water-saving appliances and fixtures.

  4. natalie parvis says:

    I turn the water off while brushing my teeth.

  5. i shorten my showers and only run the washer with full loads

  6. Jessie C. says:

    I would take short shower to save water

  7. I turn off the water when I brush my teeth

  8. I know it’s kinda gross but I live alone so…I don’t always flush every time I use the bathroom

  9. We have our water set to the lowest thermostat setting and we ultra-low shower flow settings.

  10. Rebecca DeCamp Bryant says:

    I only run my dishwasher every few days when it is completely full and I make sure my washing maching is full before I do a load.

  11. Jasmine P. says:

    I take shorter showers and also don’t run the water when I brush my teeth 🙂

  12. I turn the water off while brushing my teeth.

  13. Danalee Davis says:

    Probably the best I do is shut off the water when I brush my teeth.

  14. kids both shower together!

  15. Alicia Owen says:

    Most of the time we take baths with our daughter, turn the water off while brushing teeth, and we don’t flush every time.

  16. We’ve got a low flush toilet and I turn off the water when I brush my teeth! Thanks for sharing the cards and for sharing ways to save energy!

  17. Debbie Fitcher says:

    I turn off the water when I brush my teeth.

  18. Save rain water to water plants.

  19. Bathe all 3 kids together! Thanks!

  20. We are very big on water conservation to the point that we’re beginning to reuse greywater.

  21. Jennifer Johansen says:

    We have a dual flush toilet.

  22. This is definitely an area I need to improve on. I try to turn off the water when I’m brushing my teeth, but I don’t always do it.

  23. Bathe my kids all together, I only take a shower once a week or so, turning running water off, old water bottle in the toilet routine, etc

  24. Jonathan Baker says:

    I try my best to take quick showers and do not leave the water on while brushing my teeth.

  25. Stephanie Gossett says:

    We buy low flow shower heads, and we only run the washing machine/dishwasher when we have a full load.

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  26. I tried to take a shower in 10 minutes or less and I also turn off the water while I’m brushing my teeth instead of leaving it running.

  27. I shut off the water while brushing my teeth and I try to was most dishes by hand.

  28. I have a knob on my shower head so I can turn the water on and off while I am in the shower.

  29. Lisa Brown says:

    i don’t let water run needlessly, have water conserving plants in my garden

  30. I take short showers to save water

  31. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I soap in the shower and then rinse off to help save water

  32. I turn off the water when brushing my teeth.

  33. I take short showers and turn off the water when brushing my teeth.

  34. Amy Orvin says:

    I take a bath every other day to save water

  35. I turn off the water while brushing teeth and washing dishing. I run full loads of clothes in the washer.

  36. Patty wright says:

    Turn off water when brushing my teeth or washing my hair

  37. We turn off the water when we are washing our heads & brushing our teeth

  38. We switched washing machines to save water!

  39. I take short showers (10-15 minutes) and turn off the water while brushing my teeth

  40. I turn off the water while I brush my teeth or wash face instead of letting it run while I do it.

  41. Cathy French says:

    I save water by turning it off while brushing my teeth and when I go to the bathroom I flush every two trips (when appropriate of course)

  42. short showers and we handwash our clothing!

  43. I try to take shorter showers, and never leave the water running when brushing my teeth.

  44. I wake up early to water the grass/plants gives it time to soak in and not burn it. We turn off the water while we soap up and we test our water meter to make sure there are no leaks anywhere.

  45. I collect the rainwater in bins to water other flowers!

  46. KATIE KLEIN says:

    Give my two boys a bath together, turn off the water while brushing my teeth and only use my dishwasher and washing machine when they are full.

  47. We always turn off the water while we brush our teeth.

  48. Turn off the shower between shampoo & conditioner.

  49. Debbie Welchert says:

    I turn water off when brushing. When the toilet is yellow I let it mellow and when it’s brown I flush it down.

  50. Tom Bellamy says:

    I turn the water off while brushing my teeth.

  51. I take short showers to save water.

  52. Sonya Morris says:

    I really need to work on this one! I take my car to a car wash that recycles their water.

  53. Robin Wilson says:

    I use my dog’s “old” water on the plants when I change it every day. I have a large pot that I collect water in while waiting for it to get hot. I use that to water plants, fill pet dishes and such.

  54. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Only Wash Laundry When There Is A Full Load To Save Water

  55. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Conserve Water By Taking A Timed Shower And Turning Off Water When Brushing Teeth.

  56. Sleepyheadedmom says:

    I turn off the water while I lather up in the shower.

  57. We use low flush toilets, don’t leave water running, take quick showers, and fix any leaks quickly.

  58. Holly Thomas says:

    We take shorter showers and turn off the water while brushing our teeth.

  59. Heather B says:

    We only run the washer once a week, do dishes by hand instead of using the dishwasher and turn off the sink when brushing our teeth.

  60. We also bought the Champion for our guest bathroom and love it. Can’t wait to do the same in our master bath.

  61. I do full loads of laundry, I turn off the faucet while I’m actively brushing my teeth, and I bring an egg timer into the bathroom with me to help me take 5-minute showers.

  62. Stephanie Shipley says:

    We turn off the water while we brush our teeth and try to keep our showers short.

  63. I turn off the water when I brush my teeth

  64. kfloveinme says:

    We take short showers and when I wash my hair I don’t let the water run the whole time

  65. Katie Bellamy says:

    I leave the water off while I brush my teeth.

  66. Christine Waddell says:

    Shorter showers and turning off the water when I brush my teeth.

  67. We have an HE washing machine and run it only when full, take shorter showers, turn off faucets while brushing teeth

  68. I turn off the faucet when brushing my teeth and turn off the shower when shampoo and lathering. Thank you!

  69. Take short showers and do the dishes once a day

  70. we take much shorter showers and we use rain barrels

  71. I use shorter wash cycles on the washing machine and dishwasher, and only run if we have a full load. We also always turn off the water when brusing our teeth!

  72. We have HE Washer & Dryer and use short cycles. We also Water Sense toilets in out home. And of course we turn off the water when we brush our teeth.

  73. I try to take short showers and turn off the water while brushing teeth

  74. courtney b says:

    we dont flush toilets either unless we really need to…

  75. My son works for the city water department, so we are pretty good about preserving water. One thing we do is only water our lawn one night a week.

  76. conserve water we take 3-5 min. showers.turn off the water instead of letting it run while putting on shampoo/cond. or brushing teeth. bought a HE washing machine.

  77. I try not to waste water by turning it off when I am not using it. I no longer have a lawn to water either!

  78. I turn the water off when I’m brushing my teeth and when I’m scrubbing a pan or a plate.

  79. I would love to win so I can replace my toilet, it has been here since the house was built in the 50’s.

  80. turn off the water when brushing teeth

  81. Rusti Michael says:

    I am aware of my time in the shower, I use a water saver shower head and toilet as well.

  82. crystal smith says:

    I do the basics to save on water- turn the faucet off while brushing my teeth, only run the dishwasher or washing machine when there is a full load, I dont excessively water the lawn or garden (only enough to keep it alive when needed) …small things but I know they add up.

  83. i USE barrels to catch rain water for garden.

  84. We save water by only flushing the toilet when we need to 😉

  85. We reuse grey water, flush only when necessary and do not let the water run while brushing teeth.

  86. We use low flow toilets and shower heads.

  87. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I take shorter showers.

  88. We turn off water when soaping up in the shower.
    We turn off water when brushing teeth.
    We do not turn the dishwasher on until it is full.

  89. I could use the winnings to replace my light bulbs to LED Light Bulbs!

  90. Shorter showers and I try to only run dishwasher and washing machine when they have full loads.

  91. Lynda Thomas says:

    We make sure to turn off water when it’s running needlessly, only run full loads of laundry, and full load in the dishwasher. If we had our own home, we would be changing appliances to more energy/water efficient ones. 🙂

  92. Quick showers and turn off the water when I brush my teeth

  93. Shorten showers. Cut water off while brushing my teeth.

  94. I turn off the water when brushing my teeth and take short showers

  95. We have low flow shower heads and only run the dishwasher or washer with full loads.

  96. All low flow toilets and showerheads, HE washing machine, and I don’t run the water while brushing my teeth!

  97. I save water by taking shorter showers

  98. I make sure the dish washer is full and I use the energy saver cycle that uses less water and electricity. I also have water saver shower heads and take quick showers. I only do laundry when there is a full load to wash. I shut off water when brushing my teeth. I use a steam mop which takes only a cup of water to clean floors, no more 2 gallon buckets of water to mop floors.

  99. Angela Cash says:

    I save water by using a rain barrel to collect water for my garden.

  100. We use rain barrels for the garden/lawn to save water.

  101. Marcia Goss says:

    I try to run the washer or the dishwasher only when they are full.

  102. I try to make sure not to do any laundry until I have enough for a full load!

  103. We take short showers, turn off the water when we are brushing our teeth, run the washer only when it is full and we live in an area that rains pretty frequently so we don’t have to water our yard much!

  104. we use rainwater for our garden and turn off faucets when brushing teeth

  105. We use rain barrels, short showers and low flow toilet.

  106. We make sure the dish washer and laundry are full before running!

  107. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I take quick showers

  108. ellen casper says:

    Turn the water off when brushing teeth

  109. I turn off the water when I brush my teeth.

  110. Thomas Murphy says:

    I take fast showers to save water.

  111. we have a barrel at the end of the house to collect rain water

  112. Hi! Did you select a winner for this?

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