The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.