The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
On average, each American flushes 18.5 gal. of water down the toilet every day. More than any other uses like taking showers or washing dishes.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.