It’s all about the H2O my friends… we think water is an unlimited resource since the planet is covered in two-thirds of the stuff.  Truth of the matter is less than one half of a single percent (.4%) is accessible for human use… The United Nations claims that 1/6th of the world’s population is already living without sufficient drinking water, and that this number will drastically rise if conservation measures aren’t taken soon.  Even here in the States, where we feel a sense of environmental immunity, water shortages are looming in the near future.  The US General Accounting Office predicts that in a mere four years 36 of our 50 states will be facing local, regional, and statewide water shortages even under non-drought conditions…. Ay Carumba, what are we to do!?!  Well we could do a million things, compadres, and we gotta start somewhere… so start with this… MJSI’s HydroRight Dual Flush Converter!

The HydroRight has all the ‘right’ ingredients to hit the mainstream, and hit it hard!  It is a kit that converts standard toilets to high efficiency dual flush ones (quick 101… two buttons, one is half flush, second is full flush… I’ll let you figure out the details yourself)… it installs in less than 10 minutes w/o any tools and is ridiculously affordable (under $27)… it allows toilets to use up to 70% less water than some older, water-guzzling models, and this is huge!… Toilets account for over a quarter of a typical household’s indoor water use, which is more than showers, clothes washers or any other single item.

Another solid reason why this kit should be a hit is because it doesn’t require trashin’ old toilets for new ones… imagine how many porcelain thrones will be saved from the fill… thousands, millions, billions!  Muhahaha!.. Eco-savvy folks no longer have to drop $300 clams for a new dual flush to feel like they’re doing their part…. basically, the HydroRight is a game changer and will hopefully find its way into every home in America within the next couple years… to pick one up for yourself, order <here> from Amazon, or check your local Ace Hardware…. and if $27 is still breakin’ the bank for ya, there’s always ‘If it’s yellow, let it mellow….’


About Joshua Foss

Joshua is a leading voice for transformational change. He is the editor of Metro Hippie, co-founder and director of development of the Ecala Group, and adjunct faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is also an ambassador for the Living Building Challenge and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, trade shows and summits.