Unfortunately, there are many countries where people are unable to get adequate water to care for their basic needs. If they are able to gain access to water, it's most often contaminated and too toxic for consumption. The water isn't even suitable for hygienic needs. With the bountiful amount of water that covers the Earth, there should be plenty of water for everyone. Unfortunately, this precious resource is squandered and wasted in agribusiness. March 20 is International Water Day, a day to observe the importance of water sanitation. Let's take this a step further and appreciate the fact that water is a precious resource. Being mindful of your water usage with showers and washing dishes is important. Adapting a vegetarian diet is also important. A meat diet uses 4,000 gallons of water. This is enough to float a battleship. In comparison, an ovo-lacto vegetarian requires only 1,200 gallons of water, and a vegan needs a mere 300 gallons.
We also need to be mindful of the everyday products we use for hygiene, cleanliness, beauty, and laundry. These commercial mainstream products contain toxic petro-chemicals that when rinsed down the drain, seep into the groundwater and go out into the air, causing tremendous pollution and damaging the wildlife. It is for this reason alone that we need to vote with our wallet and purchase green, organic, earth-friendly products that contain 100% biodegradable plant essences. When you stop to think about how precious water is, it's a humble reminder that we all need to appreciate it, respect it, protect it, and conserve it.