5 Ways You Can Save Water and the Planet on World Water Day

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Happy World Water Day! If you’re looking to make small changes that’ll conserve water, here are five that will help save the planet and save you money:

  1. Turning off the tap while you brush your teeth can save up to 4 gallons every minute.
  2. Put a little water into the sink to rinse your razor with instead of running the faucet and you’ll save about 300 gallons a month.
  3. Fixing a drippy faucet can save 140 gallons a week.
  4. Shorten your shower by just a minute or two and you can save up to 150 gallons per month.
  5. Go vegan and you can save 1,100 gallons of water every day.

It takes the equivalent of 50 bathtubs of water to produce just one steak, a fact that two PETA bathing beauties pointed out today in Regina, Saskatchewan:

One pound of beef is also the equivalent of 180 showers, as people learned in Pittsburgh:

Producing 1 pound of pork requires approximately 793 gallons of water, and 1 pound of chicken meat takes about 571 gallons.

Take it from these skilled scrubbers: The best way to fight the worldwide water crisis and clear your conscience is to go vegan.

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