Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
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!
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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.