#4Liters - Tools of the Trade
We’re lucky to live in a place that makes living on just four liters of water a day so easy: baby wipes, dry shampoo, water guns, poop bags (!?). Here are a few ways 4Liters Challengers have gotten creative to stay clean and hydrated.
Click on the individual photos for a link to the post on 4liters.org!
This is where your money goes.
DIGDEEP Life Night - by LifeTeen
We’re about to start another week of #4Liters together, and we wanted to remind you of something:
100% - every dollar - of the funds you donate or raise for #4Liters is sent directly to a water project.
Life Teen is a Catholic (Christian) youth ministry organization that empowers young people to explore their faith in context. The organization runs a Life Night program for high school teenagers used by over 1,400 Catholic parishes in 24 countries! On October 13th - LifeTeen published this Life Night for DIGDEEP + 4Liters.
DIGDEEP is honored to partner with LifeTeen and other religious ministries. We maintain relationships with many religious and secular organizations that promote the message of clean, sustainable water access as a basic human right. Want to partner with us? Send us an email: email@example.com
It’s #ThirstyThursday ya’ll - so obviously there’s a playlist. But we thought we’d throw a little knowledge at you too.
Average Water Use, Per Person, Per Day
- USA - 550 liters
- Canada - 274 Liters
- Haiti - 4 liters
- Gold (ft. Yuna), Adventure Club
- A Weekend in Brooklyn, Kisses
- & It Was You, How to Dress Well
Cotton Candy, PAPA
4. Save used water for your plants.
You don’t need a complicated plumbing system to recycle water. In fact, you can start reusing water and accomplish another chore at the same time - watering your plants! Try these tips:
It’s not too late! You know you can start #4Liters any time this week - just pick a start date between now and Saturday and take the Challenge. Sign up at 4liters.org!
3. Compost to save water when cleaning up!
Ever thought about composting, but couldn’t quite get it together? Let #4Liters inspire you to start one today!
Running the garbage disposal wastes gallons of water every time you turn it on. Instead of scraping food remains into the sink, drop your organic scraps in a small compost bin under the sink.
2. Cook water-friendly meals.
So you’ve used your dry shampoo, decided you look good in a beard and “showered” with a wet-nap. But how are you going to eat without blowing your 4Liters? Here are some clever ways to use less water when cooking while staying healthy!
- Cook pasta in less water by using a frying pan instead of a stock-pot. Place uncooked pasta and 1.4 liters of COLD water in a skillet and cook over medium until the pasta is tender. This method will save time and water and leave you with perfectly cooked, delicious pasta. For the science on why this process, read the full article on Lifehacker.
#4Liters - The Ground Rules
1. Get ready the water-friendly way (without smelling bad).
Don’t want to turn into a HOT MESS while taking the 4Liter Challenge? Try some of these water saving tricks when getting ready in the morning:
Welcome to #4Liters!
Living on 4l of water is no simple thing, so congrats on making the commitment! Before you get started, just a few guidelines to make this process safe and painless.
1. Drink up. Your body needs to replace the moisture you lose every day. Be sure to use every one of your four liters - and drink as much of them as you can.
2. Plan it out. Water is sometimes so precious, it’s called “blue gold.” Budget your water, and make sure you leave enough to care for your most basic needs from morning to night.
#4Liters starts tomorrow!
Hundreds of us are already in! Join in the fun - sign up now!
Only 4 more days until #4Liters! This week, celebrities, bloggers and activists from all over the world will be taking the 4Liter Challenge to show you what it’s like.
Check back every day this week for a new set of faces, and follow your favorites through 4liters.org and your favorite social networks.
Jay Tavare - Actor & Advocate - LA - 2 Days
Jay is an award-winning actor from movies like Cold Mountain and The Missing. He’s also an outspoken advocate for Native American issues and a contributor to the Huffington post. Jay is excited to use his 4Liter Challenge to support DIGDEEP’s Navajo Access Projects!
Jessica Comingore - Designer and Photographer - LA - 2 Days
Jessica is an LA based designer, photographer and art director. You may have spotted her natural, refined aesthetic (or her beautiful smile) in Kinfolk Magazine and Elle Decor or on design blogs like DesignSponge, Oh Joy!, and Freunde von Freunden.