Food for Thought (2/19/16)

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” WH Auden

This post is the end of last week’s series. Apologies for the late posting, I was having some technical difficulties (Messiah wi-fi problems)!

According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme 2015 report, 663 million people worldwide don’t have access to safe drinking water.┬áIt is estimated that in America alone, the average person uses 100 gallons of water PER DAY. It is also estimated that you save 25 gallons a month by turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, 750 gallons a month by upgrading to a water efficient shower head, and 150 by turning off the water when shampooing your hair. These simple switches can save 925 gallons of water a month!! If every person in the United States did that we would be saving around 294,982,500,000,000 gallons of water a month!

The message I am trying to relay, is that it isn’t difficult to make a difference. Simple, simple life changes will reduce our water-footprint and reduce our impact on creation. Instead of food for thought, I have a challenge for you…

Try to turn the faucet off and the shower head off while you’re not actively using them, just for a week. When you make it the week, try for 2 weeks, and then 3, and then forever! You’ll be making a positive difference.

 

Sources:

“How the Average American Wastes Water.” How the Average American Wastes Water. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.

“2015 Data.” WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.

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