22.3.2014 – World Water Day
When I wake up in the morning, I brush my teeth and rinse with water. I go to the kitchen and make me a cup of hot ginger water and drink it. Then I go to the toilet and afterwards I flush. I also wash my hands with water. In the morning I do my asana-practice. Before I step onto my sticky mat I drink a glass of water. After my asana-practice I usually drink two glasses of water. During the day I drink water, I visit the bathroom, flush and wash the hands. Of course I have to eat something, so I cook and usually need water for that. Twice a week I need to do laundry, so I fill in the washing machine and push the on-button. The machine starts to suck water in. I also have a dishwasher, which I use once a week. In the evening I take a shower and every other evening I wash my hair. Afterwards I brush my teeth and rinse with water…
Did you know that:
- 1,8 milliard people in the world consume only around 20 litres water a day.
- In Britain people use 50 litres water a day just to flush the toilet.
- People in Manila and Accra pay more for water than people in Helsinki or New York.
- One fifth of the people in the developing countries lack fresh water
- Half of the people in the developing countries lack sanitation.
- 25 percents of world’s freshwater supplies are dangerously contaminated for health.
- Every year about 2 million children die of diseases caused by polluted water.
- Most of the people in the world have to manage with one third of the amount of sufficient water consumption for a healthy life.
- Every person in Finland consumes 155 litres water a day
- About 90 percent of world’s catastrophes are related to water
- How would you manage a day without water? How about two days?
- What would you have to give up, if you only had 20 litres water a day (compared to an average 80l/day)? For what would you use your water?
- How could you save water?
I wouldn’t manage a day without water very good, I know that. Two days? Even more difficult. If I only had 20 litres water a day I would probably have to stop taking shovers every evening and invest in a composting toilet. I would use my water for drinking and washing my hands… I’m so grateful to live in a country, in which I just need to open the watertap and water pours out. I’m so grateful to live in a country, where I can drink tap water. I try not to consume too much water. While I brush my teeth I don’t let the water run. I close the tap when I’m shampooing. I try to do landry ecologically, i.e. not too long programs, but short programs with hot water… There is still so much I could and can do to save water. I’m learning. I hope you are, too.
More about World Water Day 2014
Text- © AnuVisuri
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