February Eco-Tip: Water for the west and slow the flow

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Each month, CU-Boulder’s Environmental Center provides eco-tips with the goal of promoting sustainable choices. February’s topic is water use.Did you know:The average American uses about 2,000 gallons of water each day.95 percent of that water usage is hidden in the food, energy and products we use:one gallon of gasoline = 13 gallons of waterone hamburger = 634 gallons of waterone pair of jeans = 2,900 gallonsone plastic water bottle = 100 gallonsOver 30 million people rely on the Colorado River.What you can do:Reduce your water usage by making sustainable choices! Using reusable products, taking public transportation and buying second-hand clothes cuts hundreds of gallons from your consumption.Take the Water for the West Pledge. For every pledge that CU receives, 1,000 gallons of water will be restored to the Colorado Basin. You can also text CUwater to 27126 to pledge.Community Resources:Get a free water consultation through Center for Resource Conservation’s Slow the Flow to learn how to increase water use efficiency in your home. Slow the Flow has saved an estimated 66,720,000 gallons to date by providing 1,673 water consultations annually to front range residents.by Drew Searchinger, CU Environmental Center outreach and engagement assistant  Published: Feb. 25, 2016 center_img Categories:SafetyCampus Communitylast_img

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