We’re rather short of water and thus any way of saving water is a good way of saving water, even when it seems a bit silly. Like the City stopping people wearing board shorts to its swimming pools (back when they were open). It’s that desperate.
But no-one wants to (or will) jump through hoops to save water. People are lazy. You need to make it easy for them.
So well done to our kids’ school for this simple plan to save just a little bit more:
One of the measures that takes effect immediately is that students may come to school in their sports uniform on the days that they have extra murals or matches. This should reduce the volume of uniform needing to be washed at home.
So my boy will wear his football kit to school on Mondays (match day) and Thursdays (training day), and my girl will wear PE kit to school ahead of her pilates on a Wednesday, instead of wearing their usual uniform and then getting changed for their afternoon activities.
Three sets of extra uniform not washed each week might not seem like much, but with 400+ kids in the school all following this advice, well, that’s when you start to make a difference.
If you have kids in Cape Town, why not suggest this idea to your school? And please share this post for awareness.