Top Ten Tuesday: Water conservation videos

Everyone loves lists, right? Well… introducing a new weekly feature on the ripple effect, Top Ten Tuesday.

For this week’s inspiration, we were watching our own water-saving videos around Smart Gardening (have you seen ’em?) and we thought, “What are the best water conservation videos out?” So this week’s topic is:

Top ten water conservation videos

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Have you been on the waters again?! savewater!® has some great water saving videos.

10. ‘Save water’ short film

9. ‘Save water, no joke!’ short film

8. WWF Save water ‘baby’ ad

7. Animal Planet ‘Elephant Shower’ commercial

The kids might love this one. Animal Planet launched a campaign called ‘The animals save the world’. This is one of the water-saving videos that was featured in the campaign.

6. Sesame Street ‘Don’t waste water’ segment

Who doesn’t love Sesame Street? I remember this episode when I was a kid and it has stuck in my head ever since. I have tracked it down just for you.

5. Denver Water ‘Use only what you need – lawnmower’ commercial

In 2006, Denver Water launched the highly successful ‘Use only what you need’ campaign, featuring billboard, guerrilla marketing, and the three viral videos below aimed at reminding people to conserve water through comedy. They were also the inspiration for the savewater!® Smart Gardening videos. Do they work on you? Check them out!

4. Denver Water ‘Use only what you need ‘ drunk flowers’ commercial

3. Denver Water ‘Use only what you need – dog’ commercial

Denver water’s ‘dog’ video is the funniest of the three and I think the most share-able, so I think it deserves to be ranked highest out of those on this list. I don’t want to ruin it for you so I won’t tell you why, just watch it. What do you think?

2. WWF ‘Change the way you think about everything’ commercial

How much water does it take to make one latte? We can do more using less of our natural resources, right now. A pretty insightful video that made us think again.

1. Volkswagen ‘Think Blue’ commercial

Think Blue embodies Volkswagen’s goal of creating environmentally friendly products and solutions, communicating and encouraging better environmental behaviour and getting involved in initiatives that contribute to a sustainable future. We think it’s a great ad, it is universal, and embodies the entire vision of the ripple effect. This is a world we want to live in. Tell your friends!


The savewater! Alliance has a whole library of videos, from water conservation ads, DIY projects, tutorials, TV promotions, and more. Check it out on the website now!

And if you are on YouTube, why not drop by the savewater! YouTube account and say hi?


Did we get our top ten wrong? Do you know of any videos that you think should be on this list? Post ’em up in the comments below!

  • Thank you very much for sharing these awesome top ten water conservation videos! keep posting helpful materials like these!
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    • Glad you liked them! Did you have a favourite?