Live Green: Water Conservation

Posted on: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 2:08pm
Tagged with: Live Green

Live Green: Water Conservation

In 1993, The United Nations General Assembly designated March 22nd as World Water Day as a way to draw attention on the importance of freshwater and each year focuses on one aspect of freshwater sustainability. Yesterday marked 19th annual World Water Day and the spotlight was on "Water and Food Security". It's a pretty simple idea. The better access people have to freshwater, the better the levels of nourishment are.

 

Here are a few easy things you can do in your daily life to reduce water consumption:

Shop mindfully: How many times have you thrown away expired products? Just one slice of bread uses 10.5 gallons of water from seed to your door.

 

Meatless Mondays: The day of the week doesn't matter as much, but try to cut out meat one day a week. One steak requires 1850 gallons of water. Imagine the savings after a year!

 

Drink Tap Water: This is something we've all heard before to help reduce and reuse. But just to put it in perspective, it takes 1.85 gallons of water to make the plastic for one bottle of water. 

 

For more tips and information, check out:

 

-The World Water Day website for materials and games. Be sure to test your knowledge with their quiz How Much Water on Your Plate?

 

-Our very own blog post from last August for 10 Great Ways to Conserve Water

 

-Are you practicing ALL these tips already? Good for you! Check out 50 more ways to conserve water from Whole Living.

 

Quench your thirst for living green!