Water - Saving Tips for Kids by Kids

USE YOUR BLUE THUMB

Just like having a "green thumb," having a "blue thumb" shows you take care of water.

WHY DO WE NEED BLUE THUMB ACTIONS?

With only 1% of the earth's water available for drinking, we need to find ways to save water and keep from polluting the water we have.

WHERE CAN WE USE OUR BLUE THUMB PRACTICES?

Blue ThumbAt home, at school, any public place. You can help water every time you reach out to turn off the tap, tell someone about a dripping faucet, and toss your trash into a container instead of on the ground around water sources.

FILL YOUR GLASS HALFWAY WHEN YOU GET A DRINK OF WATER.
That way you won't throw away water you don't drink.
Marble, Age 9
Manassas, VA

COLLECT RAINWATER IN A BUCKET.
You can use the water to play with instead of getting water from the hose.
Joseph, Age 8
Greenfield, WI

TURN DOWN THE HOT
If you want the hot water to become cooler, try turning the hot water down instead of turning the cold water up.
Anna, Age 14
Jackson, NJ

USE A CUP WHEN YOU DRINK FROM A FOUNTAIN.
Fill up a cup instead of leaning down and trying to gulp down all that water at once. Use the paper cup over and over again, and then recycle.
Sheena, Age 9
Hutchinson, KS

SAVE THE WATER FROM BOILING SPAGHETTI NOODLES POTATOES.
When cool, you can use it to water your plants.
Lesley, Age 12
Needville, TX

HAND WASH STUFFED ANIMALS.
Take them in the bathtub with you when you take a bath.
Sonny, Age 6
Farlov, Sweden

OTHER WAYS TO HELP WATER:

American Water Works Association