The heart of the party is the choicest beverage in the world – fresh, clean drinking water, which makes up less than 1% of the planet’s water.
No matter how you choose to celebrate Earth Day, fresh drinking water makes it possible.
- Reducing junk mail? It takes about 3 gallons of water to make a sheet of paper.
- Composting? Enriching your soil also enriches the watersheds your water depends on.
- Reducing your energy use? Water and energy are intricately connected; water is used to generate energy, and energy brings clean drinking water to a faucet near you.
The goal of this year’s Earth Day is to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide. Not only do trees provide clear air and remove CO2 from the atmosphere, but the right tree planted in the right place can help reduce outdoor water use and improve water quality.
Join Water – Use It Wisely this week in celebrating Earth Day – and conserving the water that helps the planet go round.
Tina Sleeper is a Water Resource Specialist with the City of Phoenix Water Services Department, one of fifteen Water – Use It Wisely partners to offer water saving advice and programs.