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.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
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