Johanna Donovan, B.A.S.E. Media Advisor
This week, March 20-24, 2017, B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Clubs are busy learning about water conservation in honour of Water Week, with today, March 22, being World Water Day. At Coronation Elementary, daycare students found out just how much water goes into producing one single hamburger. Can you guess?
First students watched Conservation International’s video “Nature is Speaking – Penelope Cruz is Water,” and discussed the importance of water in our lives and ways in which they can save water at home, such as turning off the tap when brushing their teeth or soaping the dishes. Green Initiative Advisor, Ryan Oxley, also talked to students about growing up in Australia and how valuable water is to people there and how lucky Canadians are to have such an abundance of water.
Green Club students then had to perform jumping jacks, running on the spot, squats and more to receive their hamburger ingredients. Back at their tables, they had to match how much water went into producing each ingredient. The grand total? 698.5 gallons! That’s 10 large tubs of water! Turns out, the hamburger meat patty wins with more than 600 gallons needed to produce a single patty.
Afterwards, students created posters to put up around their school to tell other students why water is so important and not to waste such a precious resource!
How do you save water?