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Distribution of
Water on Earth

Ice and snow


2.5%

Fresh
water that
we can use
(0.5%)

Salty Ocean water


97%

California Drought
Salmon are dying due to
insufficient water levels in
rivers

California Drought

How much water to produce beef?

Which one would you choose?

Take Action and become a


It takes a ton of water to produce the food we eat every day. You could be saving a LOT of
fresh water by choosing foods that take less water to produce. By pledging to make one of
these small changes, you can help save water for wildlife and humans.
What is something new that you will do to save water?
Choose beans or chicken as your protein instead of beef.
Eat vegetarian lunch or dinner 3 times a week
Choose fruits instead of chocolate for dessert whenever possible
Tell your family members about how much water it takes to produce food
Do a meatless Monday
Any other action of your choice
Here are some helpful websites for more information:
http://www.waterfootprint.org/
http://kidsblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2010/08/12/water-footprint-calculator/
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/about-freshwaterinitiative/

Take Action and become a


It takes a ton of water to produce the food we eat every day. You could be saving a LOT of
fresh water by choosing foods that take less water to produce. By pledging to make one of
these small changes, you can help save water for wildlife and humans.
What is something new that you will do to save water?
Choose beans or chicken as your protein instead of beef.
Eat vegetarian lunch or dinner 3 times a week
Choose fruits instead of chocolate for dessert whenever possible
Tell your family members about how much water it takes to produce food
Do a meatless Monday
Any other action of your choice
Here are some helpful websites for more information:
http://www.waterfootprint.org/
http://kidsblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2010/08/12/water-footprint-calculator/
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/about-freshwaterinitiative/

Small Water Footprint

Medium Water Footprint

Large Water Footprint

Choose Often

Choose Sometimes

Choose Sparingly

Beans
Lentils
Soy/ Tofu
Wheat Bread
Potato
Vegetables
Fresh fruit
Water

Chicken
Pork
Rice
Pasta
Tea Milk

Beef Lamb
Cheese
Butter
Chocolate
Coffee
Apple Juice
Orange Juice

Small Water Footprint

Medium Water Footprint

Large Water Footprint

Choose Often

Choose Sometimes

Choose Sparingly

Beans
Lentils
Soy/ Tofu
Wheat Bread
Potato
Vegetables
Fresh fruit
Water

Chicken
Pork
Rice
Pasta
Tea Milk

Beef Lamb
Cheese
Butter
Chocolate
Coffee
Apple Juice
Orange Juice

Apple

Bacon(1 slice)

Bagel (1)

Manzana

Tocino (1rebanada)

Dona (1)

Apple juice
(1 glass)

Bean burrito

Banana (1 large)

Burrito de frijoles

banana (1grande)

Jugo de manzana (1 vaso)

20 Gallons

50 Gallons

10 Gallons

20 Galones

50 Galones

10 Galones

42 Gallons

125 Gallons

45 Gallons

42 Galones

125 Galones

45 Galones

Beans (6 ounces)

Beef steak

Broccoli

Frijoles (6 onzas)

Filete de carne

Br6coli

Beef burrito

Beef hot dog

Beef tamale

Burrito de carne

Perrito caliente

Tarnal de carne

11 Gallons

1200 Gallons

112 Gallons

11 Galones

1200 Galones

112 Galones

340 Gallons

325 Gallons

425 Gallons

340 Galones

325 Galones

425 Galones

Cheese pizza
(1 slice)

Carrots

Chicken/ Turkey

Zanahorias

Pollo/Pavo

Cereal with milk

Cantaloupe

Chicken tamale

Cereales con leche

Melon

Tarnal de polio

Pizza de queso (1rebanada)

330 Galons

6 Gallons

155 Gallons

330 Galones

6 Galones

155 Galones

195 Gallons

40 Gallons

68 Gallons

195 Galones

40 Galones

68 Galones

Egg (1)

Coffee (1 cup)

Fruit salad

Huevo (1)

Cafe (1taza)

Ensalada de fruta

Corn

Chocolate bar
(100 grams or
3.5 ounces)

Fries (1 serving)

Elotes

Tablilla de chocolate
(3.5 onzas)

Papas fritas (1 porci6n)

25 Gallons

35 Gallons

62 Gallons

25 Galones

35 Galones

62 Galones

25 Gallons

449 Gallons

20 Gallons

25 Galones

449 Galones

20 Galones

Ice cream
(1serving)

Macaroni and
cheese

Helado (1porci6n)

Macarrones con queso

Hamburger (.25pound patty)

Milk (1 glass)

Orange

Leche (1 vaso)

Naranja

Hamburguesa (cuarto de libra)

Muffin (1)
Magdalena (1)

45 Gallons

110 Gallons

396 Gallons

45 Galones

110 Galones

396 Galones

14 Gallons

48 Gallons

625 Gallons

14 Galones

48 Galones

625 Galones

Pasta with tomato


sauce Espagueti con salsa

Orange juice
(1 glass)

Pepperoni pizza
(1 slice)

de tomate

Jugo de naranja (1 vaso)

Pizza de pepperoni
(1rebanada)

Pasta with
meatballs

Pancake (1 large)

Peanut butter
sandwich

Espagueti con alb6ndigas

Panqueque (1grande)

Sandwich de Ia crema
de cacahuete

285 Gallons

49 Gallons

55 Gallons

285 Galones

49 Galones

55 Galones

100 Gallons

45 Gallons

670 Gallons

100 Galones

45 Galones

670 Galones

Soda (1 glass)

Rice (1 serving)

Toast (1 slice)

Soda (1vaso)

Arroz (1porci6n)

Pan tostado (1rebanada)

Salad with
dressing

Potato (plain)

Tea (1 cup)

Ensalada con aderezo

Papa (natural)

Te (1taza)

10 Gallons

100 Gallons

45 Gallons

10 Galones

100 Galones

45 Galones

8 Gallons

17 Gallons

15 Gallons

8 Galones

17 Galones

15 Galones

Turkey sandwich

Yogurt (plain)

Sandwich de pavo

Yogur (natural)

Tofu burger

Water (1glass)
Agua (1vaso)

Hamburguesa de tofu

48 Gallons

175 Gallons

48 Galones

175 Galones

8 Ounces

80 Gallons

8 onzas

80 Galones