...one slice of bread? 10 gallons
...one hamburger? 4,000 - 18,000 gallons
...one medium sized apple? 18.5 gallons
...one sheet of printer paper? 2.6 gallons
...one cotton t shirt? 400 gallons
...one latte? 50 gallons
Check out this video by the World Wildlife Fund
This video's message is true: We have to change the way we think. Whether you are picking out a car or an afternoon snack, take some time to think about it's impact on the world.
Water is just the beginning: Were the workers who made it treated fairly? What resources were used in making, processing, packaging, and shipping it? Will it become trash soon or last a long time? Is there a more eco-friendly option?
We can change our politicians and our lightbulbs, but for real change to happen, we have to change the way we think.