Teaching Kids About Water Conservation
Did you know that a family of four uses up to 400 gallons of water a day? And did you know that less than one percent of the world’s water is usable by humans–the rest is salt water. (Image Credit: SilviaRita/Pixabay)
These are grim facts from the Environmental Protection Agency.
It’ also the reason for the founding of Magna Imperio Systems. The company’s mission is to solve the world’s water crisis through technology and they developed the Electrochemical Nano Diffusion or END Ⓡ Technology, a desalination process with maximum recovery and energy usage, making it available to the most vulnerable round the globe. It’s green, self-sustaining and deployable.
“I was afforded a first-hand view of the devastating impacts of water scarcity during my education at the United States Naval Academy and subsequent service” says Magna Imperio founder, Grant Page, “ so I created the company in 2014, and my resolve has only grown stronger.”
Water Conservation Begins At Home–With The Kids
The first steps to take in developing an understanding of how conservation is important is to take small steps in the home, school, and other everyday environments.
Conserving supplies can begin with easy-to-remember things, such as turning off the faucet when brushing teeth or washing the face, or soaking the pots and pans rather than letting water drip over them…and make sure the faucets are turned off tightly, because that long, slow drip can really add up to a lot of water.
Also teach them about flushing toilets. Every time you flush, you use five gallons of water, so don’t use it as a trash receptacle for disposing every item, such as a tissue. It might seem benign, but flushing tissues can really be quite harmless to the water supply.
When the kids get old enough to take showers, encourage them to be quick, and they should start running the water until they are ready to get in. In other words, don’t start running the water, then walk away to find that shirt or some other article of clothing.
If your child is a teenager who’s already shaving, teach him or her not to run the shower while they shave their faces or legs.
Water and The Food Supply
Kids love to tend their gardens. This is a good time to explain the importance of water to the food supply and to encourage them to use “old” but usable water from half-full glasses and to only use hoses or sprinklers at certain times, preferably when water usage is at its lowest.
Explain to them why it’s so important to “recycle” water, rather than just letting it run down the drain.
When you’re in the supermarket, this could be a good time to talk about droughts, and go over to the seafood department to begin a discussion about the aquatic ecosystem and the effect of water scarcity on marine life–or why it’s always better for the environment to buy locally sourced food when possible, reducing the carbon footprint expanded by fuel and transportation.
Education of the next generation of scientists and responsible citizens will continue to become a key factor in the development of the way we live our lives in the future.
By making sure important topics like climate change, melting ice caps, and the changing weather environment are presented to children, we’re able to educate children to become responsible, ecologically-friendly adults.
“The United Nations released Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, clean water and sanitation was one of them. Magna Imperio Systems will be one of the driving forces to complete the goal,” said Page.