Mashable posted a blog on a topic that not many of us probably think too much about - the global water crisis. They point out that every 20 seconds
a child dies from water-related disease. Also surprising is how much water is used in growing just 1 apple (70 liters). The world's resources of usable water are shrinking - which will clearly present many health problems globally if we don't do something to help.
Thankfully, Mashable has collected many Apps, Tools, Tracking Sites and People to follow to give us a way to help the cause through social media. They give many great ideas, including this one:
- H2O Calculator: H2O Conserve, a subdivision of
sustainability non-profit GRACE, brings you the H2O calculator. This app
will measure how many gallons of water you consume per day and match it
against a national average. Don’t worry, it’s not a guilt trip. Once
you get your results, the calculator provides some helpful tips on how
to cut down.
The full post can be found here: http://mashable.com/2010/10/15/social-media-clean-water/
. It should probably go on everyone's to do list to use at least one of these tips to help in saving our drinking water.