Happy World Environment Day, a day to reconnect with nature and to play a part in keeping our planet healthy! Whether you go for a walk, host a picnic, or plan a cleanup day, the purpose of the day is to get outside and remember to stop and smell the roses Mother Nature so kindly grew for us.
This year, Skeff did its part to get outside, conserve water, and clean up the communities where we live and work.
Water Conservation Pledges
Team Skeff signed pledges to conserve water from Friday, May 19th – Monday, June 5th. That is a total of 18 days of conscious effort to conserve water. That may sound harder than it actually is, and we’re here to tell you why.
Everyone had three options to choose from; they could pledge one, two, or all three ways to decrease their water usage:
- Skip Shaving (5 gallons/shave x 18 days = 90 gallons).
- Turn the water off while brushing their teeth (4.5 gallons/brush x twice/day x 18 days = 162 gallons).
- Shorten their showers by a total of 20 mins (2.5 gallons/minute x 20 minutes = 50 gallons).
You may not realize how much water you use while brushing your teeth, but you can see from these formula averages that the savings is significant. It seems odd that something as simple as turning the water off while you brush your teeth or cutting your shower time down by one or two minutes each day could make such a difference…which is exactly what makes this exercise so effective.
At the end of 18 days, Team Skeff conserved a total of 3,652 gallons of water.
Community Cleanup Day
Friday, June 16th members of Team Skeff will take to the streets and participate in a Community Cleanup Day in honor of World Environment Day.
Three Teams will set out for different locations in the communities where we live and work to do their part in making them clean and healthy for community members to enjoy.
- Team Danville are heading to Lake Vermilion to clean up all the public fishing, docks, and picnic areas.
- Teams Decatur & Champaign are working together to clean up Nelson Park and possibly one other Decatur park.
- Team Springfield is going to do some cleanup at Forrest Park.
Every year we enjoy doing these environmentally friendly projects and incorporating different behaviors into our daily routine that are easy to take for granted. It acts as a reminder to us that we can always contribute and make a difference – even if it is something as simple as skipping a shave or cutting our shower time down by a minute or two.
We encourage you to incorporate some of these behaviors into your daily routine, our guess is they just might stick. We also encourage you to get outside, go for a walk, have a picnic, or plan an activity with your friends and family to enjoy a little time in nature and help keep it healthy. Then feel free to reward yourselves with an ice cold Budweiser.
Cheers to a better world!