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World Water Day

Environment  (tags: water, water footprint, conservation, sustainable, americans, family, wildlife, nature )

- 1858 days ago -
We've all heard the recommendation that we should consume eight glasses of water a day. But the water we drink is only a tiny fraction of our full water footprint.

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P A (117)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:01 am
I remember hearing similar things at school - but the number then was one tenth of that cited here - but school was a number of decades ago and in the UK - so it probably equates! Alarming though, isn't it?

Jerry B (128)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 12:53 pm
Noted ..thanks Nancy!

Sue L (63)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 12:53 pm
I celebrated World Water Day yesterday by using my butterfly credits to donate 10 days of safe drinking water. Every small effort we make helps. I urge others to use some of their butterfly credits to donate a safe day of drinking water as well.

Many Feathers (139)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 1:05 pm
clean fresh water !!

Gudrun D (447)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 1:25 pm
Exactly why polluting water is detrimental to life on our planet.
Thanks Nancy!

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 1:35 pm
Wody należy pić tyle ile potrzebuje organizm, niekoniecznie 8 szklanek.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 2:10 pm
Noted, thx

Natalie V (27)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 3:11 pm
noted, thanks

Varcolac Veroscarius (93)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:21 pm
Noted, thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:03 pm
You know you don't actually have to drink 8 glasses of water per day, blame Dr. Irwin Stillman for that myth.

Robert O (12)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:17 pm
Thanks Nancy.

Angie V (41)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 8:12 pm
noted... ty

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:01 pm
Interesting, thank you.

Tania Koshman (7)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 4:11 am
thank you

Darren W (218)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:43 am
Without it, we wouldn't exist and be able to continue living. . .

Teresa Cowley (274)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:46 am
I knew the "water situation" was bad, but I didn't realize just HOW bad--thanks Nancy for the info.

cynthia l (207)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:14 am
I donated my butterfly pts yesterday to safe water thx Nancy water is exsistance

David King (3148)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:28 am
The Merced River is one of the most beautiful rivers in California and world famous for its swift and steep course through the Yosemite Valley. It is a stunning river that draws nearly 3.5 million visitors each year.

But right now, the Merced is in danger from a bill trying to “de-designate” it as a protected Wild and Scenic River in order to raise a dam.

Contact your Representative today. This bill is a terrible precedent that would be bad for the environment and could lead to reversing protections for Wild and Scenic Rivers nationwide.

The purpose of raising the dam is to allow the irrigation district to store additional water. Proponents say that the bill is needed in order to study the environmental impact of raising the dam. However, studies and state review can occur without HR 934.

This bill could be up for a vote as early as this week. Please tell your Representative to vote NO on HR 934 >>

The free-flowing nature of the Merced River is important to the multi-million dollar recreational economy that relies on the Yosemite Valley. Raising the dam would also harm the limestone salamander, which is fully protected under the California Endangered Species Act. All of this is being put at risk for a little more water but not enough for most people to notice in the face of natural variations in weather and changing climate.

This bill is a serious threat to not only the Merced River, but Wild and Scenic River protections nationwide. Please take action today.

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Tammy B (9)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:45 am
thanks for sharing

Ro H (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:25 am

Bruno M (61)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:27 am
noted thanks

Winn A (179)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:24 am

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:51 pm
Noted. Thank you, Nancy.
Just a reminder for those living in the dry SW deserts like need extra fluid to stay hydrated....but you can also save money by not having a yard full of grass. Desert landscaping is a real moneysaver, and much easier on your back, since there's less yardwork. And, thanks to Sue L.---I just used a bunch of credits to provide water, too.

Darcie Busch (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:24 pm
thanks for sharing

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:35 pm

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:54 pm
thank you,noted

Ilona a (51)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:27 am
thank you, very interesting

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:07 pm
World Water Day slipped by before I got to this article, but I did read others.. We cannot live without clean water! It will be a very hot commodity in the future.
Here in Canada (and probably most of Canada), people always take so much pride in their lawns, and wasting water to keep them green. I live in a small town and a gentleman here put astro turf in his backyard to make his statement - looks good and feels good too. I hopefully will be able to take out a bunch of grass and use native stones, and some gravel with a few more native trees. Less work and saves water and money too.
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