World Water Day

Did you know that The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day?

Do you find that embarrassing like I do? I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like to have to survive without fresh water at my disposal and yet I know there are millions upon millions of people who do not have access to clean water, let alone drinking water.  I admit, I still love my hot showers, but I have made some progress towards cutting down on my water usage.  I love water.  Some people are fire people or earth people; I am a water person.  Being able to see a body of water like the ocean or a lake makes me feel alive and energizes my soul like nothing else can.

So, I’m on a mission to help this “entity”.  I’m not sure how to even begin on such a huge topic like the water shortage and lack of clean water for most of the human population, but I can start by speaking from my heart and hope I can enlighten some of you to make changes.

So, are you ready to save some water?

There are many websites online with tips and tricks to save water.  This website boasts 100 tips:  Water, use it wisely.   I installed a rain barrel last summer and am so glad I did.  It’s a great way to recycle the rain water from my roof and water my plants with it instead of letting it run off down the street.  Check out my instructions here: How to make a rain barrel  .

I also use my leftover cooking water on my houseplants and try to be conscious not to let the water run while washing dishes or brushing my teeth.  But, I’m just like you.  I know it’s hard – especially when you’re inside watching torrents of rain pouring down out the window.  Who needs to save, right?   While it looks like we have an endless supply of beautiful, flowing water in rivers or pouring down from the sky, it is a finite source; we only have what we have.  I’ve heard it said in this interesting way.  Imagine the earth as a terrarium; we have the same water we had billions of years ago since it gets circulated through the earth over and over again.  And yet here’s something to chew on; we have millions more people on this planet needing, consuming and wasting that water than there were even just a year ago.

So, here are some gorgeous photos of water.  Large bodies of water.  Beautiful, clean, flowing water.  And hopefully, some food for thought.  Hang in there!  I don’t want to depress you because we can all make a difference, every last one of us.  By spreading love for our planet, we can make a change.

 

Oh dear ocean, how I love you so
Oh dear ocean, how I love you so

 

Beautiful location in the Pine Barrens OF New Jersey
Beautiful location in the Pine Barrens OF New Jersey

 

Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC

 

Barnegat Bay, NJ
Barnegat Bay, NJ
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore

 

Bass Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Bass Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

 

 

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2 Responses to World Water Day

  1. Oh my GOSH! I was dumbfounded by those facts! I always think about the people around the world who have to draw their water from a well every day and how much of a luxury it is in their minds to have clean water. Meanwhile in America……
    Whatever happened to those “turn off the water when you brush your teeth” commercials?

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