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Time’s Up! Global Action Plan Ireland Encourages the Public to Shorten Shower Times to Save Water During the Heatwave

How long do you take in the shower?


Thursday 5th July 2018: Global Action Plan Ireland, the national charity environmental organisation, is appealing to the public to cut their showers short in a bid to save water.

The solution focused charity, which gives practical guidance to the Irish public to encourage sustainable behaviour in everyday life, is offering a limited number of shower timers for FREE.

The shower timers are just some of the practical tools the organisation uses as part of its ongoing Water Explorer Programme. The clock is ticking…the timers allow users a total of 4 minutes in the shower.  On average a 10 minute power shower uses 250 litres of water; by reducing to a 4 minute shower you can save approx of 150 litres or 75 two litre bottles of water.


According to Vanessa Moore, CEO of Global Action Plan Ireland “We believe that all of us can choose to make a difference to our environment and our pockets with small, realistic changes to behaviour. People are leading busy lives so our organisation offers practical solutions that can be easily done without too much time and effort. We are delighted that the very real need for water conservation is getting some awareness with the current weather. Water is precious and our mindsets need to change. Part of this is being savvy with the water we use and this includes the time we take in the shower all year round.”


How long do you take in the shower? Arguments about who spends the most amount of the time in the shower can finally be proved. To win a free shower timer, just log on to the Global Action Plan Ireland Facebook page or @gapireland on Instagram and participate in a quiz to find out if your everyday behaviour is wasting water and costing you and the environment needlessly. Alternatively those who leave a comment using #showergoals,  #showerconfessions or #gapireland will also be in with a chance to win. Winners will be selected at random and are subject to limited availability.



For more information and/or interview requests contact:

Aila Hernandez: [email protected]/ (01) 883 2185 & 083 883 6989

Leona McDaid: [email protected]/ 0871381757

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