Your Water Footprint:
People use abundant of water for drinking, cooking and
washing, but even more for producing things such as
food, paper, cotton
The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at
both direct and indirect water use
of a consumer or producer.
The US has the highest
per capita water footprint in the world. High personal consumption for showers,
toilets, and faucets accounts for over 50%
of domestic water use each year.
is estimated that the average person uses about
Colleges and Universities use massive quantities of
water in their dorms, cafeterias, athletic and academic facilities and through ground
Recognizing this impact, it is time to make some relatively small
changes to help conserve scarce resources.
Help students learn simple ways to reduce water use with the
attached documents below. The "main" poster for the day and the "sides"
can be re-printed and posted on a tri-fold display and the guide can be
printed as a hand-out - preferably 2 on a page, double-sided, of course!