Small Choices for a Bigger Change in Honor of World Water Day (via Food Tank)

22 Mar

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Today is the 20th anniversary of the first World Water Day, declared by the UN on March 22, 1993. In honor of World Water Day, Food Tank and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition assembled a collection of visually stunning and interactive tools to help us take small steps to greatly impact our individual, household and community water usage. 

These tools show us the “hidden” water footprint of common food items. At AGC, we serve chicken and turkey, which require significantly less water than beef. 

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1. On Pinterest, Food Tank developed 24 images about ways each of us can reduce water waste. Please check them out (and feel free to share them) by clicking HERE.

2. Drop In the Bucket put together this great short video for YouTube offering powerful facts about water.

3. UN World Water Day did a series of great animations and educational materials to celebrate World Water Day.

4. For great research and advocacy campaigns about food and water all year long see the Food and Water Watch website.

5. For more information about international water policy check out the Global Water Policy Project

6. The Center for Investigative Reporting offers these six cool infographics about food and water.

7. And several of the CGIAR centers provide great research and tools, including the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

8. Today, BCFN is offering our newsletter subscribers a free download of their new report, The Water We Eat, in celebration of World Water Day! 

Finally, Food Tank is trying to draw as much attention as possible to ways we can all help reduce water waste this World Water Day. Check out their columns today in The Miami Herald, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Alaska’s Anchorage Daily News, California’s San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Tribune, the Kansas City Star, Kentucky’s Herald-Leader, Georgia’s Savannah Morning News, the Daily Herald (Illinois), AlterNet, the Huffington Post, and many more.

 

 

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