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Living sustainably & Water conservation

Amelia M + Faye G
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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Created by Amelia Mazzeo & Faye Gesalta Living Sustainably & Saving Water Making Your House Energy Efficient Some ways to make your house energy efficient are installing solar panels, insulating your home, switching off unnecessary lights, closing your curtains at dusk which helps cut down heat loss in your home and washing your laundry at 30˚C because it means that you are using 40% less electricity. Recycling is important because it has benefits that can help save the environment. The importance of recycling may be able to be observed in many different ways!
Recycling is important because it saves energy, the Earth and helps you save money. Recycling helps you save money because buying products made from recycled materials are much cheaper than buying products made from fresh materials. Water Conservation The aim of water conservation is to reduce the amount of fresh water being used. So, in the future there will be enough to sustain humanity. Who causes these water shortages? Why must we protect our water? Our water is our future the average human requires approximately 1 gallon ( 3.80 Litres) of drinking water a day. Our future is built upon water, without it we wouldn't be able to live. Humans take advantage of this opportunity to have clean, fresh water and pour it all down the drain. In many countries they have to find fresh water for themselves and their family. We must not take advantage of our water resources. Water Conservation + Sustainable Water What is water conservation and why must we protect our water? Water conservation is a practice in which people, companies and the governments attempt to reduce their water usage. The goal of water conservation is to prevent the ongoing water shortage the world is having due to climate change. Many promote water conservation to sustain water. Now, the Australian government has considered encouraging Australians to save water by increasing the cost of water. Water restrictions have been introduced to Melbourne in November 2002, in response to the water shortage and droughts. Who would want to flush the future generations water away? Water conservation techniques Sadly, Humans are the one to blame, all the water on the Earth will stay on the Earth. So how is it possible that we are losing water? It's not 'water' that we lack of it's the fresh water. We are allegedly dumping litter, metals and even sewerage into our streams of fresh water and contaminating it. Water treatment facilities, are factories that treat the contaminated water so that it may become fresh, drinkable water. There has been so much pollution over the last 3 years that treatment facilities cannot treat the water! This is the crisis we are now facing. There are many other different ways to conserve water in using used household water: GREY WATER Grey water is water that has come from your shower, bath, washing machine and wash basin. Simply grey water is water that contains soap and anything that washes of people. Grey water can be reused from watering plants to refilling your washing machine. The average australian can reuse around 1,500 litres of grey water a week. In 2007, it has been recorded that grey water was the second most common source of water for households, after main/town water. Victoria had the most amount of users using grey water, 74% of Victorian residence use grey water. Household use of grey water, 2007
Source: ABS, 2007, Environmental Issues: People’s Views and Practices, March 2007 (cat. no. 4602.0). In conclusion, If Australia begins to change it's water environment, water will be able to be sustained for the future generations The process of water treatment THANK YOU FOR WATCHING Why is Recycling Important? What is Energy Efficiency? Energy efficiency is important because it means that we are using less energy. You are using less energy as well as saving more money and are reducing your impact on the environment. Saving Water Water is used to grow food and to provide electricity. There is a problem, global warming is changing the climate in Australia!
Droughts are affecting farmers and urban residents around Australia, we can help save water in our homes in many different ways such as installing water tanks and installing water saving shower heads. In The Garden You can save water by planting a natural garden in your yard. You can also install water tanks to collect rainwater from the roof and this water can be used inside to flush toilets and to wash, outside it can be used to water your garden. RECYCLED WATER recycled water is simply sewerage water that has been treated into potable water. There has been some debate about drinking recycled water. Only 1 out 5 Australians will drink recycled water Recycling Recycling saves the earth – recycling different products will help our environment. We know paper comes from trees and a lot of trees are being cut down to produce paper. If we recycle it, we can help lessen the number of trees that are cut down. Products made from raw materials that came from our natural resources should be recycled so that we can help preserve the environment.
Recycling Saves Energy – it takes less energy to process recycled materials than to process virgin materials. It takes a lot less energy to recycle paper than to create new paper from trees. The energy from transporting virgin materials from the source is also saved. Saving energy also has its own benefits like decreasing pollution. This creates less stress on own health and our economy.Recycling helps you save money – recycling provides ways to save money. You can sell recyclable materials to organizations that are willing to buy it. Using products that are recycled lessens expenses. Products that are made from recycled materials are less expensive than products made from fresh materials. Why must we build sustainable homes? building a sustainable home will improve the way we Australians live out lives, just by following these steps you'll be learning to live a sustainable live.
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