I'm simply advocating for incorporating some "nature time" into daily life--half an hour or so to recuperate from a crazy day and find some sense of balance.
And in other news ...
Did you know today is World Water Day?
Water day? Why do we need a water day? Personally, I think it's so I can share some mind-blowing facts with you (all but the last are from waterfootprint.org):
- it takes 109 liters of water to make one glass of wine
- 15,400 liters of water are needed to produce one kg (just under half a pound) of beef
- chicken is better at 4300 liters for one kg of meat
- the average water footprint for one kg of bread is 1608 liters
- it takes 5060 liters of water to make one kg of cheese
- a 100-gram chocolate bar requires 1700 liters of water to make
- 560 liters of water go into growing 1 kg of oranges
- 1 kg dry pasta takes nearly 1850 liters of water to make
- one pair of Levi's jeans uses over 3,000 liters of water over its lifetime (from growing the cotton to laundering) (source)
I'm actually writing (on the non-fiction side) a profile about the founder of the Water Footprint Network, so World Water Day was timely. There are some amazing graphics (and more mind-blowing facts) on the WFN website--go check them out!
If you had to guess, what part of your day uses the most water?