an environmental equity organization
Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water. This stretches our supply farther, and protects our natural resources. Conserving water also conserves energy. Using less hot water saves on water heating, which reduces the cost of your utility bill.
For more information, please visit: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
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To Clean Your Windows: Use 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and 1 quart of water.
Unclogging Your Sink: Use 1/4 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 1 gallon of boiling water. Repeat if necessary.
All Purpose Cleaner: Use 1 gallon of water, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
Cleaning with Baking SodaBaking soda is very effective and an inexpensive household cleaner. It's also good for the environment and better for you and your children’s health than traditional chemical cleaners!!
It can be used on carpet, laundry, odors, teeth, and body odor. It can also be used to use in your pets little box to help control odors.
5 TIPS for CLEANING & USING BAKING SODA
1. Keep your food tasting fresh by washing your plastic food containers with baking soda.
2. Add ½ a cup of baking soda to a bucket of water to mop floors.
3. Sprinkle a little bit of baking soda into your shoes before and after wearing -- your feet will feel cooled, your shoes will stay smelling like new.
4. If your carpet smells musty, sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda over the entire surface. Let it sit overnight then vacuum.
5. To rid your hands of odors, like onion or garlic, scrub with baking soda.