So You Want to Save Water? is an infographic that shows the water used in producing various foods and other items. At the bottom of the graphic, they show how much water could be saved by switching various things. I was surprised to learn that swapping a cup of coffee for a cup of tea everyday would save almost 11,000 gallons of water each year. One thing that didn’t surprise me was that the biggest water saving step that most of us could take would be to eat less meat. Switching a pound of beef with a pound of veggies per week would save over 94,000 gallons of water per year.
This graphic makes it easy to put various actions in perspective and would be a great addition to a unit on the environment, water usage or food.