The "Grow One, Save a Million" campaign is asking men across the country to stop shaving until June 5, 2012. The amount of water saved could top one million gallons.
KY3 spoke with Offerman about the subject. He says many Americans aren't aware of how precious the limited resource truly is.
"We're just unaware you know," Offerman said. "When we turn on the water to brush your teeth, the water magically comes. Until we are made aware that it's a finite resource, we are going to waste it. The reason for this specific campaign is, the reason we are encouraging men to grow a beard, is because every time you shave when you leave that faucet running you use an average of 5 gallons a shave."
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(EDITED PRESS RELEASE) -- The majority of people do not know that the typical shave uses anywhere from 3-10 gallons of water, on average, and that about 5 gallons of water can be saved for each shave that is skipped.
On May 29th, film and TV actor Nick Offerman will urge male adults to join him in making a pledge - a pledge to stop shaving. Women can get involved by asking a guy to "Grow One" on their behalf, and both men and woman can take additional pledges to shorten their showers and/or turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth.
Offerman has teamed up with Budweiser for the "Grow One. Save a Million." campaign, which asks male adults to stop shaving for the days leading up to World Environment Day, which is Tuesday, June 5. In doing so, the company aims to save 1 million gallons of water, and along the way, raise awareness about simple ways people can conserve water at home and in their communities.
Nick Offerman, film and television actor, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC's critically acclaimed "Parks & Recreation." His humor has made him a fixture in television culture. For "Parks & Recreation," he received the Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, after a previous nomination in 2010. The Critic's Choice Awards also nominated him for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for 2011. Currently, he can be seen on the big screen in the major comedy, "Casa De Mi Padre" with Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. An award-winning actor, Offerman is the recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Citation Award for his performance in "The Kentucky Cycle" by Robert Schenkkan at Chicago's Pegasus Players Theatre. He was awarded a second Jefferson Award for the puppets and masks he crafted for "The Shriker" at Defiant Theatre. Offerman grew up in Minooka, Illinois, and currently resides in Los Angeles. When he is not acting, Offerman can be found making things of wood in his woodshop.
Anheuser-Busch has a long history of working to conserve natural resources both inside and outside its breweries. As an advocate for water conservation efforts, the company has developed the Budweiser "Grow One. Save a Million." campaign, which asks adult men to pledge to stop shaving for the days leading up to World Environment Day, which is Tuesday, June 5. In doing so, the company hopes to save 1 million gallons of water.
The majority of people do not know that the typical shave uses anywhere from 3-10 gallons of water, on average, and that about 5 gallons of water can be saved for each shave that is skipped.
On May 29th, Offerman is available for video and radio interviews to discuss this program and simple ways consumers can conserve water in their daily activities.
To make a Budweiser "Grow One. Save a Million." pledge, visit Budweiser's Facebook page. The page features a running tally of the pledges with the estimated number of gallons saved.
World Environment Day is a day set aside by the United Nations to create awareness of the environment and encourage participation in sustainability programs. Anheuser-Busch engages employees around the world to take action and get involved in projects that are beneficial to the environment and their local communities.