This Earth Day: “Take action, take your clothes off.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 20, 2010
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An Earth Day action Dems & GOP alike will love: Showerpooling.

A Green Tip even Climate Change Deniers will Love.

This Earth Day, take one for the team + save water by…showerpooling.

Installing a water-saving Shower Head is cheap and easy and will save 50% of your water, a precious natural resou….


Showering with a loved one (or just a new friend) will also save you 50% of your water, a precious natural resource—and it’s cheaper, easier and harder, if you know what I mean, than installing a low flow shower head.

“Take action, take your clothes off.”

Via Axe, the best “green” video ever. I want to shower together with this woman’s accent:




Let’s do some who’s greener math: you use an average of 2.5 gallons of fresh water for every minute you shower. I’m taller than you, but that’s irrelevant, so I use the same amount of water per minute. But I have shorter hair, so it’s easier for me to keep my shower to a Boy Scout-approved 3 minutes. But then, I take at least a few baths each week, which is very naughty. But then, showering with a sexy stranger or loved one is even naughtier. So, all in all, I win.

This one’s stupid:


Okay, here’s an actually-helpful one:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | | | | | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom


23 Responses to “This Earth Day: “Take action, take your clothes off.””

  1. swatijr says:

    i have to be the doomsayer here, but aren't showerpooling showers usually, uh, longer than lonely ones?!

  2. Mike says:

    I can sacrifice for the planet. I will be happy to shower pool

  3. natasha speer says:

    i'm in. how about bathpooling? super hot shower videos. nice!

  4. Damn, Gina! Shower-sharing is hot. I'm in!

  5. William Harryman, Aviva Dolgenas Scully, Heather L Anthony and 11 others like this.

    Valerie Holmes
    I've been taking action on this for years… 😉

    Melisa D
    If only…

    Lisa H
    ditto @ Melis, if only…
    Now, Valerie, that's one loooong shower.

    Laura Saffioti
    I get cold when its not my turn under the water spray

    Joe Lewis
    Hahaha – you're showering with the wrong people if ur cold

    Jay Pullani
    Well this house doesn't have a shower and a large window in front of the taps, so nowhere to fix a shower.

    Amy DuFault
    Killing me. I agree about the french accent 😉

    Valerie Holmes
    lol…not one loooong shower, many showers… 😉

  6. kegan says:

    elephant journal posting an AXE commercial. comical.

  7. […] the fourth estate.” Now, companies like Patagonia, prAna, Corepower, Method, Axe, Samadhi Cushions, Anusara Yoga, Hutchinson spend their dough on fancy web sites and videos, sit […]

  8. I had to write my own post on Axe's "showerpooling" clip:… Sexist, heterosexist and not about water conservation at all. It's about selling a male sexual fantasy for profit in the name of Earth Day, year 40. Not progressive in the slightest.

  9. To add to my earlier comment: Ad execs will co-opt any idea or philosophy to sell you a product

  10. Dace says:

    Looks like showering can still be greatly optimized!

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  13. Deidre says:

    Wow! What a beautiful photo of a couple in love. Good job in selection of images.

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  17. Sean says:

    Sexy and winning!! Absolute Art

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