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Graph #1: I enjoy fishing constantly. We picked this because people over fish and we don’t have as much as we use to.

Graph #2: I donate to marine organization. We picked this because people should donate money so we can have cleaner oceans, lakes and rivers.  

Graph #3 I pick up trash from pubic area. We picked this because the trash that dose not get picked up finds it way into our oceans, lakes and rivers.

Graph #4: I recycle. We picked this because the will find to way into the oceans, lakes and rivers.    

WORKS CITED

 N.p., n.d. Web. 

"Threats to Rivers, Lakes & Wetlands." WWF. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 June 2014. 

"10 Ocean Conservation Groups Making a Difference." EcoSalon. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 June 2014. 

"Humans & Oceans-what Have We Done?" YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 06 June 2014. 

"Ocean Pollution Causes." LoveToKnow. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 June 2014. 

"Marine Problems: Pollution." WWF. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 June 2014. 

How we must all preserve our lakes, river, and oceans:

Nature.org (Securing Water for People and Nature)

AT HOME

5 Simple Things You Can Do

  1. Run washing machines & dishwashers only when they’re full. Large loads = less water used. And save energy by turning off the auto-dry setting and letting your dishes dry naturally.
  2. Keeping a timer in your bathroom will help you take a shorter shower. And please turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. All that perfectly clean tap water is just going down the drain.
  3. Turn off lights and unplug chargers. Water is used in all forms of energy generation. It can take over 4 gallons of water to keep a 60-watt light bulb lit for 12 hours.
  4. Use biodegradable cleaning products. The water that goes down your drains will eventually flow into streams and bays.
  5. Skip meat for one meal a week. It can take about 600 gallons of water to produce a hamburger. (Think of all the grain that’s grown to feed the cattle.)
ONLINE

5 Simple Things You Can Do

  1. Use social media to spread the word about the need to save water and save our water sources. Challenge your friends to match the actions you take.
  2. Find out where your water comes from and urge others to do the same. Knowledge is power.
  3. Go to the Facebook pages of your favorite brands – clothing, food, etc. – and ask them what they’re doing to reduce their water use and their impacts on water sources.
  4. Donate to support a community project that helps protect water for people and nature.
  5. Help us add more cities to our interactive water source map by doing some online detective work. Email us for instructions.
OUTSIDE

5 Simple Things You Can Do

  1. Plant a tree in your yard or a friend’s yard. Trees help keep soil in place – rather than flowing into our streams and lakes – and help slow water down, reducing flooding and enabling more rainwater to trickle down into groundwater supplies.
  2. Landscape irrigation is by far the largest source of domestic water uses so consider taking these steps to reduce your impact:
    • Water your lawn or garden in the morning or the evening when the water will evaporate less rapidly. Adjust sprinklers to avoid the pointless watering of sidewalks or paved areas.
    • Sweep patios and sidewalks rather than hosing them, which wastes water and carries contaminants into freshwater systems.
    • Limit pesticide use. Pesticides are the only substances we intentionally introduce into our environment to kill living things, and besides being potentially dangerous to people, pets and wildlife, they’ll eventually be carried into our freshwater supply by runoff.
  3. Make sure your hiking gear is free of plant matter when you head out into nature. Seeds of invasive plant species can hitch a ride on boots. Invasive species can cause many water problems, including absorbing more water than native species and sending erosion and bacteria into rivers and lakes.
  4. Volunteer for a stream-clean up or wetland restoration event.
  5. Take someone on a hike near a river or lake – or better yet, get in or on the water – swimming, kayaking, canoeing, etc. People protect things they care about.

Why is it such an issue our water is getting polluted?

A. We need to drink from the water

B. Water nourishes our animals and plants

C. Oceans generate half of the oxygen people breathe.

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A. It is impossible to live your life without water.“a human can probably live for about 3 to 5 days without any water. Healthier humans can live another day or so longer.”  The average amount someone can live without water is almost a week. If clean water is not consumed daily, you could easily die from several causes in the body.

B. It is obvious water nourishes not only our lives, but the life around us such as animals and plants. Without clean water for our animals, they would die, as well as our plants. Because we feed from the animals and plants and must drink and without clean water we cannot live.

C. Most animals and humans depend on oxygen to live and the ocean produces half of that oxygen. “Marine organisms produce over half of the oxygen that land animals need to breathe”(oceanexplorer.noaa.gov) We must preserve our oceans so we can survive must importantly. 

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How can we help create a plan to preserve our oceans, lakes, and rivers?

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SOLUTION:

A. Eat less meat. Did you know it takes 600 gallons of water to make just one hamburger? (See Chart for other foods and amount of water usage). It takes a lot of water to grow plants and animals healthy enough to consume.

B. Donate to a marine organization and support a community project to help  the environment. If donating is an issue, supporting or seeing how you can help in the future is helpful.

C. Some of the good things that people have done is they have clean the beaches and take the trash out of the water. We can also use less water at our house and to help have less runoff  

D. The oil spill is making animals die from hypothermia. What we can do to help is we can if the animal the have the oil on them and clean all of the oil off of them and put them back into the water.

E. Reuse and reduce! Reduce your water usage and take shorter showers using a timer. Try practicing using less water in your household for a week, it could still help a lot. Every drop counts! (newscenter)

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