Earth Week Challenge – Day 3!


Daily Home Activities for prizes & fun!

Day 3: Reduce Your Shower Time 💦💧🚿

Happy Earth Day!! 🌎
It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.  A half century of commemoration – but how much impact?Let’s put this week of being home to good use to help the planet – all from the comfort of our own house – with the Earth Week Challenge.

Today we are taking it to the shower! 

As a reminder, the objective is to make this fun. 🙂 To that end, I’ve got a couple of things up my sleeve.  First off, I am hosting this challenge in conjunction with Shaklee, so that we can lock arms with thousands of others doing the same challenges along with us. As company that has been BEYOND ORGANIC before organic was a thing, and that created concentrated plant based cleaners OVER 50 years ago to help the environment while keeping us safe & healthy at home, Shaklee clearly walks the walk on sustainability like few other companies truly do.  And by simply sharing our posts on social media with others, each of us can be part of the planting of THOUSANDS of  trees as part of Shaklee’s Earth Day commitment! Shaklee is on its way to planting 10 MILLION trees with our help. Just think of the massive difference this whole big group of people can make – and with Shaklee’s mission – we surely will.

To thank you for joining in, I’m giving away samples of the most earth-friendly, safe, concentrated, and powerful cleaning solution available to everyone who posts and tags Greener Cleaner LIVING to let me know they’ve completed the day’s challenge.

And here is the BIG prize! At the end of the week, one lucky winner will be selected from the GCL group to win a GET CLEAN KIT – full of amazing cleaning products for every room in the house and worth the equivalent of over $3,000 in conventional cleaner costs.

So on the actual Earth Day 🌎, Day 3 begins!


We got 5 minute shower timers a few years back. It seemed everyone was in there for 30 minutes! What a difference those timers make on the gas bill. 😂 PS: I still need 10 minutes myself 🤣 but whatever your number a few less minutes makes a huge impact. 
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If everyone saved just one gallon, it would be two times more water saved than is currently drawn daily from the Great Lakes!  This not only saves water, but it saves you money on heating the excess water too. 💦 🚿 💲💧 

It’s amazing how just shortening your shower by THREE minutes can really add up to savings!  We experienced a big windfall when we bought those timers for each shower.  My sons had a competition to see who could completely shower in 5 minutes – the only rule was they had to actually wash!

Bottom line savings – $$-$$$   If everyone in a family of four showers daily, and drops their shower time from 10 minutes to 7 minutes, that equates to saving 3,300 gallons of water and over $450 in gas bill savings.  Now that’s smart way to clean up on heating cost savings.   

BONUS: if you replace typical 3 GPM (gallon per minute) shower heads with low-flow heads (2.5 GPM), you can pocket another $150.  

AN EXTRA BONUS: Most water heaters are set higher than need be, usually at 130 or 140 deg. F.  Not only is this a scalding risk, it wastes a load of energy and money.  Here is how you can lower your hot water heater to 120 deg F, and save yourself another 4-20% in annual energy costs.

Look for other ways to reduce water use! Can you water your yard less, add a rain barrel or switch some areas to zero-scape?

Let us know what else you are doing.  

Post your pic on how you save water (family-friendly only 😊). Help us plant millions of 🌲!
Get a Cleaning concentrate sample from me!Be entered to win a GET CLEAN KIT!

Here’s how you can participate in the Earth Week Challenge
Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24
  1. Post a picture of you doing or having done the challenge of the day (listed above) on Instagram®, Instagram® Stories or Twitter® using the hashtag #EarthWeekChallenge
  2. Tag/nominate three friends to join you in that day’s challenge
  3. Tag @shakleeHQ so they can see it! For every tag received, where all the 3 first steps are met, Shaklee will plant three trees!
  4. Tag @greener_cleaner_living on IG and @gclivingsimple on FB to be eligible for prizes and to be entered into the GET CLEAN KIT drawing from me!

Using Facebook®? Take a screen shot of your post with the required tags and send it to us by Direct Message in Facebook®

Can’t wait to see what you come up with today! 

Clare Broderick
Greener Cleaner LIVING

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