They are even making it easier for you to do so by making their products more eco friendly. For instance, through SheSpeaks, I was sent the new Cascade Action Packs dishwashing detergent. The idea behind these is that they were designed to help you save water because you no longer have to pre-wash your dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. This could save your household up to 2,600 gallons of water per year*! (*based on a household usage of 12.5 gallons of water to pretreat at 4 loads per week.)
I tried it on last night’s load and it was really hard for me to not pre-wash the dishes before they went in the dishwasher. We had lasagna for dinner and the plates were not pretty. I was convinced that I would have to wash them all over again after the load, but I was so surprised when they actually came out clean! Wow – this stuff really works. And our dishwasher is CRAP (I can’t wait to move and have our own new appliances!!!)
P&G is also giving fans a way to join in their challenge on their FB page. PLUS – for each Future Friendly Challenge submitted, P&G will help distribute PUR packets to areas in developing countries that don’t have working water-filtering systems. How cool is that?
Here are some great tools to help your family be more future friendly:
- Tracking Tools – A great way to see who in the family is completing the most Future Friendly initiatives. Put a ticket in a jar each time you do something Future Friendly. You could also use pennies or bottle caps. Try making it a contest and upon completion of a Future Friendly task, give out a ticket and whoever has the most wins a prize.
- Kids Coloring Chart – Get your children involved by letting them color in a symbol whenever they help complete a Future Friendly task. When they’re done coloring in the entire page, reward them for being so Future Friendly!
**Please use recycled or scrap paper to print these.
I’d love to hear what you and family do to be more “green” – be it little or big.