Friday, March 15, 2013

The coolest water conservation graphic you'll see this year

Behold the coolest water conservation graphic you'll see this year. This was emailed to me by Melanie Palmero of Loch Ness Water Gardens who read my first post on water conservation and kind of liked some of my points that I made. Have a great weekend everybody :)
This graphic comes from http://www.lochnesswatergardens.com/pondblog/how-much-water/  Please link
back to that webpage if you choose to use this graphic on your own blog.

37 comments:

mooderino said...

Hmm, replacing milk with beer should make things a little more interesting.

mood
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Sheena-kay Graham said...

That graphic is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I knew beef wasted a lot of water in production. Just think how much that pound of beef would be if the water wasn't subsidized?

Cindy said...

Interesting chart. I'm lucky when it comes to water. My house has a well connected to a spring that gives 20 gallons per minute. I never have to buy bottled water.


Lydia Kang said...

That was a great chart until I saw swapping milk for beer, and then I wondered if the whole thing was a joke! But I'm sure it's not. Luckily I do a lot of these things already!

Lexa Cain said...

It IS a cool graphic, though I have no idea what it means about switching out things... I do know that we have to save water where I live - 80 million people and only one river, the Nile, to support them all.

PT Dilloway, Grumpy Bulldog said...

OK, I'll just stop taking showers at all now.

Elise Fallson said...

I already had a general idea on a few of these, but others like coffee and oj surprised me.

Francene Stanley said...

These facts are mind-blowing. I had no idea about the ammount of water needed to produce all these everyday things. Thank goodness, I already eat chicken instead of beef. I'll go to the website and share the graph. Thanks for drawing it to my attention.

Richard Hughes said...

I try to conserve water. I had no idea it took so much water to produce all these products. Fortunately, water is a recycling system. We've got to protect that system, which involves more than just conserving water.

Mina Burrows said...

I like this too. Sometimes I wish I was better at water conservation. I know I don't do well when I wash the dishes. I need to do a better job. Thx for sharing.

Jay Noel said...

Not sure my kids will like the taste of beer, but I'll give it a try.

Jay Noel said...

Not sure my kids will like the taste of beer, but I'll give it a try.

Rusty Webb said...

I will now trade my milk for beer. For the environment. I wish Jay good luck on joining me in this endeavor.

Did it say on there how many gallons of water it takes to produce a gallon of water? That might prove interesting.

Matthew MacNish said...

From now on I'm living off beer and magic mushrooms.

Johanna Garth said...

I wonder how much water it takes to produce your average American?

Very cool chart and makes me glad I love veggies so much.

L.G. Smith said...

Hey, I'm already doing most of those things on the bottom. Pat on the back for me. Have to admit the Cheerios don't taste as good with beer, but I do it for the environment. :)

Belle said...

Well, it's no wonder we are running out of water. But I'm glad to see using a dishwasher is better than hand washing. Yeah!

Helena said...

It's a handy poster. Here in Colorado, water and water rationing are big issues, and it looks like we're in for another drought. At least wine and beer don't take too much water...

Ciara said...

No, no, no. I'm not reading about coffee being bad. I can't do it. You don't want me to give up coffee, trust me.

Liz said...

We're always told to conserve water around these parts. As I don't drink coffee or tea (or alcohol of any sort), I'll just stick with plain ol' water.

Briane P said...

This is why I always eat my potatoes soaked in wine DURING MY SHOWER. I'm all about saving ol' Spaceship Earth.

Seriously, though, we don't ever LOSE water, do we? I know it's very scarce in some places but it's overly abundant in others. For example, while water is hard to come by in Southern California, we've got the Great Lakes.

So the problem isn't really just use of water, but making sure there's clean water where we need it, right?

Also, am I really the only person who thought enough to go old school and mention those suits from "Dune"? What were they again?

Briane P said...

Stillsuits!

And,just to be really geeky, and apropos of nothing:

Kwisatz Haderach.

Oh, man, now I want to go read Dune. Remember Duncan Idaho? He was awesome.

Robyn Campbell said...

We're water conservationists here on our farm. There is a spring here. We have chickens that produce our eggs, grow our own food, fruit included. I don't use a dishwasher either. I love the chart Michael. I wish the entire country could see it. (Though I gotta have my coffee)

:-) Happy weekend!

Yolanda Renee said...

Oh dear, I just gave up diet coke for coffee, but we do use the low flow shower head.

Water is the next 'oil' fight, and soon a reason for war -- so I'm told.

J.L. Campbell said...

Really good information, Mike. That's a LOT of water used for things that we can do without. Have a great weekend.

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm willing to switch to more chicken but I'm not sure I could give up my coffee.

DEZMOND said...

replace milk with beer? I can hear many merry men applauding! You might be elected for a president, Michael! I will support your office if I get the position of the head of the blond hunks ministry!

Melissa said...

Love the beer for milk exchange. LOL

I found it interesting that they show a front-loading washing machine as the icon for '40 gallons.' It's the top-loaders that use that. Front loaders use about 20-25.

Anyhow, neat post!

Milo James Fowler said...

Excellent advice, all around. I'll have to share this with my students...

Anne R. Allen said...

Fascinating. Especially the part about replacing milk with beer...Thanks for the useful graphic.

Joyce Lansky said...

That is pretty cool.

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tfwalsh said...

Cool graph.. wonder how long it took someone to find all the info... hmm thinking like a marketing person now.

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Donna K. Weaver said...

Wow. That's why, during a drought, restaurants quit giving people water automatically and wait until you request it.

Theresa Milstein said...

Yikes. I feel so guilty about beef, wine, and coffee. They're staples.

Callie Leuck said...

Forwarding to my eco-crazed friends.