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. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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. Nikki M. says:

    I agree!! I think the water saving could only work if you take out the "hot and sexy" factor, which is not easy to do when you're attracted to someone, their skin is glistening under the water, and with all this flirty spring mating atmosphere, forget it! I feel bad, I know my showers are longer with a hot loverboy, but still, seeing the pics and all, makes me want to do it more. Bad girl!

  8. Mary says:

    I agree. I think I remember reading an article about AXE not too long ago on Elephant…

  9. Yeah, I linked to our criticism of them above, did you notice? Still, when a company (even humorously) pushes eco-responsibility, I'm all for it. Life ain't black and white, is it?

  10. […] 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 […]

  11. 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.

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

  13. Dace says:

    Looks like showering can still be greatly optimized!

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  16. Deidre says:

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

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  20. Sean says:

    Sexy and winning!! Absolute Art