03 Jan '17, 8pm

Start your #NewYear with an everyday action that conserves water & lowers your water bill:

Taking a long hot shower is something many of us take for granted, just like turning on the tap when we need to drink, bathe, or cook. But for the 750 million people around the world who lack access to clean and safe water, finding enough to cook, clean, or bathe with is a harrowing daily ordeal. By 2030, almost half of the world’s population will live in areas of high water stress, due to a combination of climate change, irresponsible water policies, and rapid population growth. Mega-droughts threaten agricultural crises, while increasing wildfires signal that our forests have grown dry and brittle. Water conservation and protection is a central element of the Rainforest Alliance’s work with farms, forests, and tourism businesses. Shade requirements for coffee farms, wastewater treatment measures, and buffer zones to prevent the erosion and contamination of waterways are ...

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