I’m at my fave cafe again, reading SPUR’s report on the future of the Bay Area’s water supply, and I remember…
Freshman year at ucsd, holy shit I was so surprised and disgusted with the girls on my floor’s water usage.
most girls were from socal, LA area. and they’d be brushing their teeth or washing their face with both hands, and THEY’D LEAVE THE TAP RUNNING. while they aren’t even touching the running water.
so if I were there I’d turn it off for them.
one girl from LA said it’s totally okay because we’re not going to run out of water—in the future there would be desalination so we can use ocean water.
holy f—- you serious
that shit is gonna be hella expensive. It’s way cheaper and easier to conserve water now so it wouldn’t be as difficult and costly to meet demand in the future, esp. with the effects of climate change.
it only takes a quick flick of the wrist to turn the water off!!
and then especially in socal, where water is supplied from faraway norcal and the colorado river.
I’d never want to live in dorms again and be daily pissed off by the unawarely and unashamedly bad behavior of others.
wish there was more environmental education in early schooling to prevent behavior like this. I know I’m kinda privileged in that I attended an elementary school named after John Muir, with a creek in the back, learning about composting, etc.. Other schools all over need to teach more about nature—where our food comes from, where our water comes from.. then we wouldn’t have these college kids with bad, wasteful habits that they continue to bring along into adulthood.