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The etiquette of #DroughtShaming

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What do you do when you catch a water-waster in the act? Do you walk on by? Do you gently remind them that California is in the midst of a devastating drought? Or do you tweet a picture of the guilty party and shame them from the safety of the internet?

If you want to inspire a positive change in your neighborhood, modern etiquette expert Amy Alkon has some tips. She shared her suggestions with AirTalk:

If all else fails, you can report water waste to the DWP here.

Press the play button above to hear our roundtable discussion about drought etiquette.


Amy Alkon, etiquette expert and author of the book, “Good Manners For Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck”

Kerry Cavanaugh, editorial writer for the LA Times

Chuck Klosterman, writer and former-ethicist, New York Times