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The planet has limited amounts of water (H2O) available. Here are some things you can do to conserve water.

  1. Take shorter showers. You can also turn the water off while you're soaping off in the shower.
  2. Get a low-flush toilet, or you can put a plastic jug filled with water in the back part of the toilet, and it will create a similar effect.
  3. Wash dishes in a basin, and don't leave the water running.
  4. Recycle

There's also more complex (and fun!) ways of saving water, like creating a greywater system.

Tap it out: Turn the water off when brushing your teeth
Plug it up: Plug the sink to wash the dishes
Stop the drip: Stop a faucet from leaking
Take a 2 minute shower
  • PUT A PLUG IN IT: When washing dishes, turn off the water while you scrub.
  • NOTE THIS: Buy 100% recycled paper notebooks. Believe it or not, it takes a huge amount of water to make new paper from trees!
  • WATER SAVER: While waiting for the water to heat up when you wash your hands or face, Save the cold water in a container and use it to water your plants or for cleaning.
  • TAPPED OUT: Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
  • STOP THE DRIP: Fix a leaky faucet in your home or school.
  • SUPERVISE THE SPRINKLER: Make sure the sprinkler is turned off during the hottest part of the day, when most of the water is wasted through evaporation.
  • FLUSH NOT: Flush the toilet less often by not using it as a wastebasket.
  • POWER SHOWER: Take charge of reducing your shower time - and the shower times of your entire family - by 2 minutes per shower. (Use a timer if necessary)

Recycling in (USA, UK, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Long Island)


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Water pollution (plastic particle) (USA, China, India, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Canterbury, The West Coast Region) •


Flood (2011 Thailand, Bangladesh, 2010 Pakistan,) •


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