Friday, February 1, 2008

Calculate Your Water Footprint

"Every aspect of our lives is connected to water, and we use enormous amounts of it to make everything from electricity to food to household products." H2O Conserve is "a web-based project that offers tools and knowledge that enable individuals to make water conservation part of their everyday lives," according to their website.

The "H2O Calculator takes all this into account, and after you answer a few questions it reveals just how much water your lifestyle requires. How much do you think you use? Well, the average American guzzles an astonishing 1,189.3 gallons per day according to the calculator’s measure – not just a drop in the bucket!"

“By allowing visitors to calculate their “water footprint” - including the water they use at home, the water used to produce their food, energy and household products, we hope to get people thinking about water in a whole new way,” says Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch.

H2O Conserve is a project of ICCR, GRACE, Food & Water Watch, and the Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future.

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