Water is the New Carbon
Now that we've all figured out our carbon footprints, it's time for a new guilt-inducing eco-buzz question: What's your "water footprint"? Your water ...
Now that we've all figured out our carbon footprints, it's time for a new guilt-inducing eco-buzz question: What's your "water footprint"?
Your water footprint is "the sum of direct and indirect freshwater use by the consumer."
I just figured out my water footprint using this water calculator. According to that site, I directly or indirectly use 1,061.27 gallons per day, which is just slightly less than the national average.
The site suggests I switch to low-flow faucets and shower heads. But the biggest chunk of my water use seems to come from the fact that I consume meat and dairy products.
I'm all for reducing my impact on the planet, but there must be a better way than giving up bacon.
(Hat tip to the NYT Ideas blog.)
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