Watch 8-year old Aqua and her dog, Sparky, show her family how to conserve water and save money in the online video to the left. This video is intended for kids in grades K-4 and for distribution by parents and teachers. You can also download free accompanying materials for "Aqua: Conserve Water," like the English and Spanish-language comic book and coloring book, as well as various posters, all in PDF format. It's never too early for kids to learn the importance of and value of our most precious resource: Water!
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
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