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 average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
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