Celebrate Earth Day:Shake and Fold

Last May I posted a Ted Talk given by Joe Smith, demonstrating how to use fewer paper towels and reduce paper usage. As a three or four towel user, I became a “shake and fold” convert, and have never used more than one paper towel for the past 365 days. I’m proud to say I’ve made a positive change to reduce paper towel waste.


And since this message changed my behavior, I wanted to share on Earth Day…a good day to shake and fold!

Shake and Fold

For Earth Day I encouraged you to go green. Lots of tips on ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle in an effort to use fewer resources. Well, I found a strategy to reduce the use of paper towels that I feel can’t wait until April 22, 2014. I hope you’ll watch this short video. I’ll never forget this paper towel lesson.

Of course, Mr. Sam, the docent at the Silver River Museum always taught the fourth graders to dry their hands like the early inhabitants of the area. No paper towels. Super simple. Just shake.