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!
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
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!
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
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.
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 ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
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.
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