Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Gather the Spirit: A Multigenerational Program about Stewardship

Activity 3: Story - Why Toilets Are Important

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Familiarize yourself with the story.
  • Be ready for some giggles from participants, even adults. People are not used to talking openly about toilets or sanitation, especially in a congregational setting.

Description of Activity

Read the story to the group. Then, process with these questions:

  • What did you learn that most surprised you?
  • Have you ever before thought about how important it is to have toilets?
  • Why is it important to us as Unitarian Universalists to pay attention to sanitation all around the world?
  • Who has heard the saying "If it's yellow, let it mellow; if it's brown flush it down?" The saying means you do not need to flush every time you go to the bathroom. That is a way to save water.

Conclude by saying when we save water, we also conserve the plumbing, gasoline, electricity and other resources needed to bring the clean water to us. Saving water also connects us with all the world's people and all life that shares Earth's water with us.