Water Facts and Eco Actions

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jun 9, 2011 10:00 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

With oil, natural gas, and energy receiving most of the popular press, the often forgotten resource that presents a growing challenge is the availability of fresh water.  Consider these water facts:

  • The United States uses more water in a day than it uses oil in a year.

  • In four days, the United States uses more water than the world uses oil in a year.

  • The U.S. leads the major nations of the world in per person water use--for all uses, from farming and livestock raising to generating electricity, the U.S. requires about 1,300 gallons of water per capita per day.

  Because water supply and demand are so tightly linked at a local level, communities are becoming increasingly aware of their water supply and actively managing demand.  The post, The Water/Energy Link, addresses how water and energy are intrinsically related; energy is needed to transport and deliver water while generating power requires massive quantities of water. There are opportunities to conserve both resources simultaneously.  In fact, the U.S. EPA has quantified the water/ energy savings opportunity: equating 1 gallon of water to approximately 4 watt hours of power.   What eco actions can we take to preserve water?  Our eco friendly training classes address the question with some eco actions to take.  Why?  Because habits with eco awareness lead to sustainable living and a healthier environment. Click here to continue reading.  

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".