Dec 30, 2007


Each person in the US uses and approx. 13,000 gallons
of water to remove 165 gallons of waste.
Minnesota needs waterless toilets.
State law prohibits them. We need to change that.

According to United Nations figures, 2.6 billion people
consume unsafe and polluted water every day.
As the population blooms, the issue of access to
fresh water is literally one of life or death.
Last weekend's Financial Times pointed out some
interesting facts about everyday water consumption:

It takes 53 liters of water to produce one orange.
1 pint of milk: 250 liters
1 egg: 450 liters
1kg of potatoes: 500 liters
1 loaf of bread: 550 liters
1 kg of butter: 18,000 liters
1kg of wool: 200,000 liters
1 car: 150,000 liters

Source: Financial Times via Diadra D.


j said...

I have read your posts on the permaculture forum with interest. I agree that the blog format with its archival chronological organization and photo integration makes the information you share more accessible and starts to string together a seasonal narrative. Thank you for sharing the happenings at the SouthWoods Forest Garden.

SouthWoods Forest Gardens said...

Thank you, I will be trying to incorporate all the images from the last two years. Please stop back and keep in touch.


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