[Infographic] How to create your urban garden?
Depleting our globe’s most precious resource is a choice we should consider in our own gardens. Below is a quick guide to water waste with tips on how we can make a difference in our gardens.
While 70% of the Earth is covered in water, only 2% of the planet’s water is fresh. Sadly, 1.6% of that fresh water is locked in polar ice caps and glaciers. This means the world only has .4% to tap into. With more than 7.5 billion people on earth and an estimated increase by 2100 of 11.2 billion, we need to conserve all the fresh water we possibly can. European citizens, on average, use 36 m3 per year of water from freshwater resources. This averages approximately 98 litres of water per person per day, with higher percentages in the Mediterranean region of Europe. With these numbers in mind, conserving water has become more important than ever before. Another aspect of water saving is also saving money; below are six easy and simple tips to conserve water – and money – at home.
Make a difference and follow these six easy tips to conserve water on your property and do your small part to make a great difference:
Saving water in the garden can help your community and help the world. Be thoughtful and create a plan that will help conserve the world’s most important resource.
Shawna Coronado is a successful author, blogger, photographer, and media host who focuses on wellness by teaching green lifestyle living, organic gardening, and anti-inflammatory culinary. Most recently Shawna has written the books, “Grow a Living Wall” and “101 Organic Gardening Hacks”. Shawna campaigns for social and community good – her garden, food, and eco-adventures have been featured in many media venues including television news programming, radio broadcasting, and PBS television. You can learn more about Shawna at www.shawnacoronado.com.
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