Monday, April 11, 2011

Water - Use It Wisely

Every Drop Counts!

We live in a watery world, with the average American lifestyle fueled by nearly 2,000 gallons of H2O a day.

What may come as a surprise is that very little of that—only five percent—runs through toilets, taps, and garden hoses at home. Nearly 95 percent of your water footprint is hidden in the food you eat, energy you use, products you buy, and services you rely on.

Find out your water footprint, then pledge to dry it out, joining other users who have already committed to saving thousands of gallons.

So far there have been 7,617 pledges and a total of 1,396,709 gallons of water pledged. The more we save, the more water we leave for healthy ecosystems and a sustainable future.

Water-saving facts and tips

Water calculator sources and credits

Why Care About Water?

The National Geographic Society’s freshwater initiative is a multi-year global effort to inspire and empower individuals and communities to conserve freshwater and preserve the extraordinary diversity of life that rivers, lakes, and wetlands sustain.

Rivers and their tributaries are the veins of the planet, pumping freshwater to wetlands, lakes and the sea and supporting thousands of species, including us. Learn more about these critical aquatic ecosystems and how to protect and restore them.

Lower your water footprint by making small changes to your dishwashing, gardening, eating, and consumption habits. Then see how local conservation connects to the preservation of rivers and wetlands globally. Visit National Geographic's water footprint calculator (link is above).

Note from She's So Fly - Please let us all try to do our part and preserve water for future generations to come!

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