SOURCE: Eco-Dentistry Association

The Eco-Dentistry Association

March 22, 2011 17:53 ET

Celebrate World Water Day With the Eco-Dentistry Association's "Save 90 a Day!" Water Conservation Campaign Drive

Green Dentistry Association Sets Goal of 10,000 Pledges Between World Water Day & Earth Day 2011

BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - The Eco-Dentistry Association™ (EDA), an international membership association formed to promote environmentally sound practices in dentistry, today announced its goal of obtaining 10,000 pledges for its "Save 90 a Day!" Campaign, which begins on World Water Day, March 22nd, and runs through Earth Day, April 22nd.

The "Save 90 a Day!" campaign encourages everyone to turn off the water while they brush their teeth, saving an estimated 90 glasses of water a day, per person. Joining the campaign is free, and anyone with computer access can participate. 

"Brushing your teeth twice a day for the recommended two minutes each time can waste up to 90 glasses of water per person, per day," remarked Ina Pockrass, co-founder of the Eco-Dentistry Association. "By pledging to 'Save 90 a Day!' and encouraging others to do the same, we can create a major positive impact on conserving water, one of the Earth's most precious resources and one without which we couldn't practice modern dentistry." 

The EDA currently promotes the "Save 90 a Day!" campaign through dental offices, encouraging dental hygienists to include this simple tip and the campaign pledge in their oral home care instructions. "Whether for personal health or planetary health, it's the little things we do every day that add up," says Susan Beck, the EDA's Director. "We're also encouraging dental practices and other businesses to post a linkable 'Save 90 a Day!' logo to their websites to help us achieve the 10,000 pledge goal."

Join the campaign to save water by visiting the EDA's "Save 90 a Day!" Facebook page and clicking the "Like" option, or by logging onto www.ecodentistry.org. "When we reach our goal, the EDA will make a contribution to 'WATERisLIFE,' an organization providing personal water filtration devices to the people of Japan at this time of extraordinary need," said Pockrass.

About the Eco-Dentistry Association™

The EDA is an educational membership organization that provides standards, best practices, and certification for green dental offices, and offers the public access to dental professionals that share their values of wellness and environmental stewardship. More information can be found at www.ecodentistry.org.

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