A water conservation campaign is offering gift cards to students for urinating in public showers.
Spearheaded by two British students, Chris Dobson and Debs Torr, the Go with the Flow campaign asks students to take their first urination of the day while in the shower, which they share with other students, in an attempt to “save enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 26 times over.”
“We’ve done the math, and this project stands to have a phenomenal impact,” Dobson said.
A spokesperson for the university they attend said the school supports “students in their efforts in these initiatives and encouraged all forms of enterprising, entrepreneurial and employability activity.”
As disgusting as this proposal sounds, it’s not that unusual considering how bizarre other proposals by environmentalists have been.
Earlier this year, a university professor called for the incarceration of any American who doesn’t believe in global warming.
“Climate denial remains a serious deterrent against meaningful political action in the very countries most responsible for the crisis,” he asserted.
Similarly, back in 2010, a Scientific American report pushed mass abortions and birth control to reduce the carbon footprint of the human race.
“Ultimately, family planning alone – such as the use of condoms and other reproductive health services – in parts of the world with growing populations, including the U.S., could restrain population growth significantly, this analysis finds,” David Biello claimed.
Many draconian “green” laws have also been enacted in the past year.
Cities in California, for example, have started water-waste patrols to enforce mandatory limits on water use and have even encouraged residents to snitch on their neighbors.
“The snitch campaign has resulted in 3,245 water waste complaints [in Sacramento, Calif.] in 2014,” Michael Allen with Opposing Views reported.
The laws in Calif. are so convoluted that one city threatened to fine a couple $500 for not watering their brown lawn while the state threatened to fine them $500 if they did.
“In the epitome of a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation, Laura and Mark received notice from Glendora, Calif., that they’d get a $500 penalty for not watering their brown lawn… on the same day the state approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions with the same fine for violating that attached, $500,” Mary Beth Quirk with the Consumerist wrote. “Why is the lawn brown? Because they’re conserving water.”
“Why are they conserving water? Because California asked them to – the state water board chairman even called brown lawns in Calif. a ‘badge of honor.'”