Today is World Toilet Day. While this may sound a bit funny to you, a toilet can do more than you think. It can actually save lives. It can Flush for Good, if you will.
I’ve noted in past posts that we take for granted our easy access to clean water and sanitation. While 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water, less than 1% of it is available for human use. Clean water for drinking and bathing is a very limited resource that we need to protect. One simple way to conserve water is to use efficient toilets, faucets and showerheads that actually save water. Products with an EPA-approved WaterSense-certified seal have been shown to use at least 20% less water than standard models.
Having an efficient, water saving toilet in their homes is an easy enough solution for most of my readers. But what about the fact that half the people in the world lack a safe way to go to the bathroom?
Flush for Good is addressing both of these problems. Headed by American Standard, and in conjunction with the Champion Toilet line, the Flush for Good campaign is designed to increase awareness of the global water sanitation crisis and to stimulate action that protects the health of all people through well-engineered plumbing solutions.
Watch this video to see how American Standard is “flushing for good.”
For every Champion toilet sold in the U.S. and Canada in 2013, American Standard will donate one SaTo unit. These sanitary toilet pans will be distributed throughout Bangladesh by international development organizations BRAC USA and WaterAid. (As I mentioned in my disclosure, 20 of these units will be donated when I hit the publish button to this post!)
Can’t afford to purchase a new Champion toilet right now? No problem! Enter my giveaway* below and you could win a $200 gift cards to Lowe’s and use the money towards a new, efficient toilet!
More ways to contribute and act:
- Like the Flush for Good Facebook page (American Standard will donate one SaTo unit for every 100 Likes or Shares)
- Take one (or all!) of the pledges on the Flush for Good website, including:
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
- Turn off the water when you shave
- Take shorter showers
- Only run the washing machine when it’s full
- Water your lawn only when needed
- Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap
- Only flush once!
- Donate directly to BRAC USA
- Donate directly to WaterAid
- Buy a Champion toilet
- Share this post and spread the word!
How will you celebrate #WorldToiletDay?
*While American Standard has provided promotional support in the form of prizes, American Standard is not sponsoring or administering the giveaway on this blog.