After an incredibly dry Vancouver July with many a forest fire and seriously imposed ‘water bans’ we are very aware that there are water shortage problems; apparently this is shocking for non-Canadians to learn especially with all our precious water reserves, but it does happen. So we were keen to learn about our Global Water Footprint, maybe you are too?
I have to remind myself to turn off the tap whilst brushing my teeth, this is something my South African husband has taught me… Water scarcity is a real problem folks. Check out this infographic to learn more:
‘The average North American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Fresh water consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes a toll on the planet and can create water scarcity which effects up to 2.8 billion people around the world at least one month out of the year. Explore ways you can reduce your water footprint in your home.
Dual flush toilets, turning off the tap while scrubbing dishes, and using a rain barrel to collect outdoor water are all great ways to reduce your water footprint. There are many simple changes you can make in your day to day life that can positively impact your water use and lessen the effects of water scarcity’.