Cotton T-Shirts and Choices: They Add Up
What do cotton t-shirts and individual choices have in common? They both add up.
Some highlights from the video:
- A single t-shirt requires 2,700 liters of water to produce. That’s enough water for one person to drink for 900 days.
- One load of drying clothes requires 5 times more energy than one load of washing clothes.
- One load of washing clothes requires 40 gallons of water.
- Less than one percent of all water on earth is accessible by humans, and 70 percent of that grows our crops – with cotton being a particularly “thirsty” crop.
- How many t-shirts do you think there are on earth?
Do the math.
The lesson? Our individual choices add up. Our individual choices to save water and energy can lead to results. Our individual choices can make a difference.