28. Use a shower bucket.

Hmm. This one is new to me. The basic premise is: 

- place a bucket in the shower

- re-use the collected water

Novel idea, but not very challenging. To make it more interesting, let’s build a variation of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to turn into the “Shower Bucket Challenge”. 

Film yourself (wearing a shower cap and robe) saving water by pouring clean-ish water on your favorite tree/shrub/plant/greenery.  Then, instead of just calling out a person, call out a person in an area/neighborhood/street/section with drought-like conditions, and challenge them to take the “Shower Bucket Challenge”.  Instead of raising money, we raise awareness tally the wins by counting the amount of gallons re-used/savedfromthedrain.

To help you Use a Shower Bucket (via the Shower Bucket Challenge), here’s a simple 2-step process:

  1. Take a video of you wearing a shower cap and robe
  2. Pour surplus shower water into an arid environment (then call out others to do the same)

Your future you will not only get a chuckle out of your shower-cap and robe-wearing self but he/she will be able to appreciate the future water saved from the drain.  

P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing companies help people Use a Shower Bucket by not only providing showers and buckets in all of our furnished rentals but also by being overly responsive to customization requests - such as asking for robes and shower caps to participate in the Shower Bucket Challenge. If you would like a personalized Attache logo-ed shower cap and robe or want to create your own version of the Shower Bucket Challenge, let us know in the comments below.  #savedfromthedrain #showerbucketchallenge

This series is focused on Simple Sustainable Actions - based on Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.



28. Use a shower bucket.

A shower bucket is exactly what it sounds like. Keep a bucket in the shower while you bathe so it collects the excess water. You can use this shower-bucket water to water the plants, garden, flush the toilets, or whatever else.