Do you know how much water you use each day? When you add up all the water consumed from the food, energy, and products we use, its probably much more than you think. According to National Geographic’s Change the Course campaign, the average American’s freshwater footprint is about 2,000 gallons per day!
Probably North America’s greatest at-risk source of fresh drinking water is the Colorado River, which directly impacts the lives of 30 Million people. The Change the Course program, along with its corporate partners, has committed to restoring 1,000 gallons of water in the Colorado River for every person who pledges to use less water. While making your pledge here, you can also watch their YouTube video, read informational graphics, and explore interactive maps describing the Colorado River and its watershed.
You can also click the following link to see a poster describing the Change the Course campaign.