“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man”-Stewart Udall. In a time where water scarcity is a major problem, it seems that humans don’t take this problem seriously enough. Pushing the issue onto future generations simply isn’t an option. Today, approximately 1.1 billion people worldwide are deprived of the access to water they need. An additional 1.6 billion suffer from water scarcity at least one month a year. Only 3 percent of the world’s water is actually fresh water, with two-thirds of that stuck in glaciers. By conserving water, we are protecting the human race.
How can everyone do their part to help save the human race? There are various ways to get involved and do your part. Donating to organizations like World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), Pacific Institute, World Water Council, Clean Water Action, amongst various others. You can also volunteer for organizations dedicated to water conservation and the overall preservation of nature such as The Nature Conservancy or the American Water Works Association (AWWA). On a smaller scale, you can work to conserve water in your daily life. If all of us conserve water in our lives, we can truly make a difference. Some tips for water conservation in your daily life include adding water saving shower heads and low flush toilets, shortening showers, turning off the water while brushing your teeth, never wasting space in your dishwasher or washing machine, using a bucket rather than a hose to wash your car, and using a broom rather than a hose to wash the sidewalk or driveway. These are only a few ways to use less water in your life, saving not only the environment but often times also reducing your utility bill.
We feel it is important to spread awareness of issues that matter such as the water conservation movement. We use water in our office, products, and personal lives and know the importance of such movements. Hopefully, we can do our part by spreading the word to our consumers. As Stewart Udall believes, by helping the water conservation movement and preserving nature at large, we are ultimately doing our small part to save the human race.