Did you know that as humans, we are full of water in our bodies? Yes, we are! We do know that we must have water to stay alive. We never think about it being a problem
to have plenty
of water to drink, bathe, wash clothes, and do dishes or even to water our yards. In past years, many environmentalists (people who study
our surroundings and who worry
about our lands), have warned us that we are not taking good care of our natural
resources, water being one of those. We have seen pollution
in rivers, streams and wetlands. This will eventually
have a negative impact
on our easy access
to good clean water.
So, here is the question posed to you. What can you do to help? You might
think to yourself, “Me, I am just a kid!” You can help. Keep your lawns and driveways free of litter
. Water your yard
only every 3-5 days. Be sure to turn off water hoses immediately
Volunteer to help on a weekly basis
to go around and pick up litter
in your town. Make a list of where you find litter
the most and get your friends or class in on the project
. Picking up litter
will help our water to stay cleaner, too. The less litter
we have the less possibilities for trash to enter our waterways.
Do not use plastic
bottles or bags. Get your parents to use the cloth bags when they shop for groceries. If you do use plastic
, be sure to recycle
it. Plastic is bad for our communities and can cause multiple
types of pollution
When showering or bathing, time your shower or bath. Make a chart
and have your family do the same. Not only will you save our precious
water resources, but you will save your family money on the monthly water bill, as well.
When you wash clothes in the washing machine
, do not overfill your water. Either wash smaller loads, or a larger load when necessary
. Most washing machines have a level
to help you not overuse water.