Almost one billion people DON’T!!! have access to clean, safe drinking water and that number is on the rise….hERe are some Fast facts about why water & water conservation are SOooooo important:
“The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today. “
“Of all the water on the earth, humans can use only about three tenths of a percent of this water. Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes.”
“3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease.”
“The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.”
“People living in the slums often pay 5-10 times more per liter of water than wealthy people living in the same city. “
“An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country slum uses in a whole day. “
“Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease”
Startling facts considering how much people in the U.S. take this most basic need for granted. Do your share and become Water Aware: Here are some tips on how to conserve this precious resource:
Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.
Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing it can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.
All these facts and more can be found at any one of these great websites on water:
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wanna learn more? peep out these awesome documentaries that will mosDEFinitely *SKoOL* you on the ways, means, and situations of the sacred (and scarce!) H2O:
both of these amazingly informative documentaries are available thru Netflix, and can be found in stores, online, etc.
!!!get your LEARN ON!!!