After watching the film No Impact Man and reading Colin Bevan’s book by the same title, I became inspired to make additional changes in my life to reduce my environmental footprint. I overcame my fear of biking on a busy street to get to work. I also started carrying washcloths so that I wouldn’t have to use trees or energy to dry my hands.
Think it’s easy to switch from paper towels to washcloths? Think again. I found myself forgetting to take it with me every time I went to the bathroom.
Beavan writes in his book that it takes about a month for a person to form a new habit. I agree. Now that I’ve been carrying washcloths for about a month, I rarely leave home without one.
So, just say NO to paper and electricity. Dry your hands with washcloths!