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!
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
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.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
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