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A Few Facts About Our Water Supply

Only 3% of the water on our planet is fresh. Less than 1/3 of 1% of this is available to humans. The rest is beyond our reach–deep within the earth or frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps.

Fresh water allows us to produce food, manufacture goods and sustain our health. It is essential to our lives.

Global water consumption has risen almost tenfold since 1900.

World population is expected to increase by 45% in the next thirty years, while freshwater runoff is expected to increase by 10%.

Daily per capita use of water in residential areas: 350 litres in North America and Japan; 200 litres in Europe; <20 litres in sub-Saharan Africa UNESCO has predicted that by 2020 water shortage will be a serious worldwide problem. Americans flush away 4.8 billion gallons of water every day — nearly 40 percent of our total indoor fresh water consumption. In Canada, approximately 30% of residential water is used for flushing toilets. See The Nature’s Head Composting Toilet!


Help shed light on Exxon’s dirty games

by Andrew Stone

The U.S. is “addicted” to oil — we import millions of barrels from foreign countries every day and gas prices are at record highs due to the increased demand. As a result, global warming pollution is raising temperatures and sea levels around the world and melting the polar ice caps. These are scary times — a lot is at stake!

Yet ExxonMobil – the world’s largest and most profitable oil company – is doing next to nothing to reduce our reliance on oil. But they are spending millions to open the Arctic Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, block environmental protections, and sabotage efforts to slow global warming.

Visit to send ExxonMobil’s CEO a message that you won’t buy their gas until the company cleans up its act!.

ExxonMobil’s list of environmental misdeeds is long and frightening!

ExxonMobil is the only major oil company still trying to open our Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. And despite making a record $25 billion profit last year, ExxonMobil has still not paid all the money it owes to fishermen and other Alaskans who were hurt by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989.

Now Exxon is making headlines again — just last month the company hired Philip Cooney, a former White House staffer who recently resigned after the New York Times revealed that he edited government reports on global warming to reflect the oil industry’s position.

It’s time for ExxonMobil to clean up its act!

Go to and tell ExxonMobil’s CEO that you won’t buy ExxonMobil gas, invest in its stock, or work for the company until they change their policies that are threatening the future of our planet.

Join me in telling ExxonMobil enough is enough. Just visit