Earth Day 2015

April 22, 2015 in Best of Both, eco friendly by MyBestofBothWorlds

EARTH DAY 2015

Each April we are reminded to conserve our greatest resource- our planet.  Sometimes this may seem a bit overwhelming and many are not sure where to start to make a difference.  After traveling many different places and learning how scare water can be to so many folks, it is a great place to begin to conserve.  We are so fortunate here in the United States, here we walk over to one of the many sinks in our houses and turn a handle of a faucet and out comes fresh clean water.

Earth Day 2015

 

Many people don’t have this luxury!  It’s easy to make a small change-so here are a few suggestions.  This will make a big impact on the world, especially if everyone plays their part we can all do more to live green have our earth be more sustainable!

WATER CONSERVATION FACTS AND TIPS

Did you know that…?

  • Oceans contain 97% of the planet’s water.
  • Less than 2% of the earth’s water supply is fresh water.
  • 2.8 billion people live in water-stressed areas.
  • 780 million people lack access to clean water. (That’s more than 2½ times the population of USA.)
  • One child dies from a water-related disease every 21 seconds.  YEP by the time you have read this post to this point at least one child has died-so sad!
  • One in every 9 people lack access to an improved source of water.
  • Investing in water and sanitation is cost effective across all world regions.

TIPS FOR WATER CONSERVATION

  • A leaky faucet can waste 100 gallons a day. Be careful to turn off water and repair leaks.
  • The average 10-minute shower takes around 49 gallons of water – take a – minute shower instead.
  • You will use five gallons of water, if you keep the water running while brushing your teeth or shaving. Turn off the water, when not being used.  This is my biggest pet peeve!
  • Run your dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full.
  • When washing your car, use soap and water from a bucket. Use a hose with a shut off nozzle for rinsing.
  • You can refill an 8-oz glass of water approximately 15,000 times for the same cost as a six pack of soda. Reuse water bottles and/or avoid plastic bottled water whenever possible.

What are you doing to make a difference for Earth Day 2015?  Leave me a comment below about it!