Why Conserving Water In Your Home Is So Important

Did you know that while 70% of the earth surface is water, only 3% of it is fresh?  Even more surprisingly, only 1% of the world’s water is available for human consumption and two-thirds of it is frozen as glaciers and ice caps. It is so important for humans to start conserving water and learn how they can use less water every day.

People around the world waste more water than they even realize.  Whether it’s spending a few extra minutes in the shower, or running the faucet while brushing your teeth, you’re sending valuable water down the pipes.  Although fresh water is a renewable resource, Americans use it faster than it can be replenished.

The average family in the United States uses 127,000 gallons of water in a single year.   Installing low-flow appliances in your home is one of the easiest ways to save water.  For example, low-flow toilets being flushed 15 times a day use 9,000 gallons of water, while regular toilets use 33,000 gallons.  Not only is this more environmentally friendly, but it also creates a 15-18% savings on your water bill!

Make the investment and pursue a lifestyle that is considerate of our delicate ecosystem and valuable water! Make a plan to start saving more water and share your current practices for conserving water with GEF!

Source: http://inhabitat.com/elocal-infographic-shows-how-much-water-your-home-is-wasting/

About Green Education Foundation (GEF)

Mission Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability Education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions. Visit www.greeneducationfoundation.org to register for free and to gain full access to GEF’s comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities.
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One Response to Why Conserving Water In Your Home Is So Important

  1. Claire Monet says:

    Awesome article. Thanks a lot for the work you do!

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