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!
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
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.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
A frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Together, China and India have 37 percent of the world's population, but are home to just 10.8 percent of the world's water.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
A shower leaking just 10 drips per minute wastes 500 gallons of water per year. That's enough water to run your dishwasher every day for two months!
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