Let’s turn off that tap people – Blog Action Day 2010

running tap

My blog has been something of a desert lately. So with it being Blog Action Day, I thought it would be good idea to refresh BasicCraft.

This years’s Blog Action Day theme is Water. It’s a theme that should speak to us all or as the BAD blog puts it:

Water moves beyond just a human rights issue. It’s an environmental issue, an animal welfare issue, a sustainability issue. Water is a global issue, deserving a global conversation.

Conversation, yes, but also action.

In my office we have toilets (for the time being these haven’t been cutback). One toilet has a stiff hot water tap; it does close but no one ever does it properly. They just wash and go.

This just tap streams away. I turn it off when I see it but each time I go back it’s been left again. Endlessly.

So today – with a well-positioned but cheaply designed sign – I am challenging my colleagues to think more about the water they use and the water they don’t .

And that dialogue is already flowing.

tap sign