Taking a 10 minutes shower uses the most amount of water in an average house. This is because according to the facts, the shower sprays away 30 to 50 gallons of water in 10 minutes. In comparison to the shower, the toilet when flushed drains away about 2-7 gallons of water.
This is still quite less as compared to the water drained after spending 10 minutes in the shower. Moreover, a bathtub when filled makes use of 25-30 gallons. This is yet again, an approximation of the actual value which may vary. In the end, washing a single load of clothes makes use of 25-40 gallons.
An ecosystem consists of a diverse array of living things. This is called biodiversity. It is the widespread variation of the many types of living things that are present on earth. The biodiversity indicates the health of the earth as more the biodiversity, the healthier the planet.
Today, there are a number of different kinds of species on the planet. However, there was more biodiversity some years ago. If we don’t take care of the environment, chances are that we will lose the biodiversity that is still present on the planet. The year 2010 was called the international year of biodiversity.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 of every year. Earth Day has gained a worldwide recognition as the day is being celebrated in over 193 countries of the world. The celebration of Earth Day started in the United States of America and the reason behind the celebration is to reawake people consciousness to the devastating effects of air pollution and other environmental hazards which are caused by our careless attitude towards preserving the nature.
Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970 following the noticeable effects of various environmental pollutions and their implications on human existence. On that day, various rallies, programs were organized towards enlightening and sensitizing people on how to treat the nature fairly and since 1970 a lot of efforts have been made to ensure a safe atmosphere for all earth inhabitants; various programs and conferences have been organized to keep the earth very safe for everyone.