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!
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
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