Tips From Bolinas-Stinson Elementary School The 4th and 5th graders of Bolinas-Stinson Elementary School helped their school reduce water usage by 35 percent. Here are their tips on how to save water.

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Tips From Bolinas-Stinson Elementary School

1. Put a bucket in the shower and use that to flush the toilet. -- Orie Young

2. Don't leave faucets running while you're brushing your teeth. -- Mara Kauffman-Puchall

3. I bring a water bottle to school because when you drink out of the drinking fountain, 25 percent of the water goes down the drain. -- Ryder Wood

4. We fill up something in the sink with water and put soap in it and wash all the dishes in that. -- Orie Young

5. Fill your dishwasher completely before starting it. -- Eric Bell

6. If it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down. -- Ibarra Demmerle

7. At home, don't turn the faucet on full when you wash your hands. -- Melea Emunah

8. My family puts coolers (or buckets) under the shower until the water gets warm and then we use that water to water the plants. -- Zoe Zaleski

9. Clean your driveway with a broom instead of a hose. -- Ariana Trubeyagnew

10. Wash your bikes less. -- Eric Bell

11. This was a really hard thing for me to do, but I did it anyway. I took five minute showers instead of 11 minutes.

-- Mariah Rose-Ives

12. Just shower when you need to. -- Owen Bisson

13. A lot of people use way too much water when they're watering their garden. We got a new garden right around the time the drought started, so we couldn't use that much water to water our garden. Nothing really happened. The garden survived. -- Ryder Wood