By now you’ve probably heard about the drought in California. In an effort to stymie the foreboding end to California’s viable water supplies, Governor Jerry Brown has imposed water restriction after water restriction, but it doesn’t look like Californian’s are going to be in the clear anytime soon.
There has been an enormous amount of talk about how local residents can save water, many have let their lawns die and completely stopped washing their cars, but very few have stopped to consider the water footprint of their diet.
As this quick, informative video shows, the production of an eight-ounce steak is quite the thirsty operation. When you combine the water used to grow feed, hydrate the animals and clean farm facilities, that single steak represents over 970 gallons of water – that’s equivalent to a seven-hour long shower!
So, if you’re looking for ways to cut back on water use, look no further than your plate. Join One Green Planet’s #EatForThePlanet campaign to learn more.