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!
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
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.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 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!
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
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