Thursday, March 19, 2009

Water Footprint

I was reading Lifehacker today and they linked to a chart on water use from Good Magazine. It basically shows how much water any given activity/good uses or has embedded in it's production. Fascinating stuff. I think we'll be hearing more about water footprints in the way we have about carbon footprints. If we were all looking at how much water was used in everything we would be shocked at the amount. We'd probably be mortified at how much we waste. A thorough evaluation of everything we do from a resource use perspective really needs to be done. Personally, I try to do what I can but with a chart like this I fell like a drop in the ocean. I realize a lot of people have to make the changes together to make an impact but making a differnece looks impossible.

4 comments:

coolerchoice said...

great post interesting thankyou

FeButterfly said...

It looks like water is the big issue of the future. We've put it off in North America for a long time but we'll realize soon.

Dunton Cove said...

Thanks for the blog it is awesome! Water conservation is one of those things that is probably just as important as afinding alternative eneries, however it is one of those things that the average human can cut in half their consumption with just by doing just a few simple things! Don't let the water run when you are brushing your teeth, the same for washing the dishes, cut down on laundry, etc. Clean Water like Oil is finite and as our global population grows it will be an issue.
Thanks

FeButterfly said...

Thanks for the comments and taking the time to read the site. Perhaps "Peak Water" is around the corner