Please be sure to become aware of the many issues bloggers will be addressing today about water here: blogactionday.change.org
as you know I will be.
So what could I inform you about water? I struggled with this thought, seeing as I know very little about water around the world, besides the absurd fact that more people die each year from contaminated water than all forms of violence and war combined. Maria and the Blog Action Team were kind enough to make a list of ideas for us bloggers who are stuck like me. I know it's bad, I know this is an extreme issue, but what can I share that you don't already know?
It hit me while I was brushing my teeth. Are you like me and leave the water running while your scrubbing your gums and teeth, spit, and continue brushing? (I'm sure you've got an image lined up now.)
- If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth you've wasted 3 gallons of water each time you brush. If you brush your teeth twice, daily, you've wasted 6 gallons, or 2,190 gallons a year.
My advice? Lets start using water wisely. Obviously I'm not saying don't wash dishes, don't take showers, or wash your car. Just realize how much water you're using, because it's quite the thoughtless gesture.