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:

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

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  2. That graphic is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. 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?

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  4. 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.


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  5. 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!

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  6. 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.

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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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

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

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  14. 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.

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

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

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

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  17. 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. :)

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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?

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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!

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  25. 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.

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

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

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  28. 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!

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  29. 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!

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

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

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  32. That is pretty cool.

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

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

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

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  37. Forwarding to my eco-crazed friends.

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