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!
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.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
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.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
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.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
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