Monday, April 18, 2011

Water Saving Facts

Interesting Facts on Water Saving:
  • Less than 1% of the earth’s water supply can be used for drinking.
  • A small drip from a tap can waste as much as four litres of water a day.
  • Two thirds of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom.
  • Millions of people around the world must walk for hours each day to fetchwater.
  • On average every person in the UK uses 150 liters of water each day, and every person in the US uses, on average, 380 liters of water a day!
  • Leaving the tap running while you clean your teeth can waste nine litres of water.
  • Water consumption usually drops 18-25% when a water metre is fitted.
  • Waiting until you have a full load for your washing machine can save up to 70 litres.
  • Waiting until you have a full load for your dishwasher can save up to 30 litres.
  • A five minute shower uses about a third of the water of a bath, saving up to 400 litres per week.
  • A water saving device in your toilet cistern can save up to three liters per flush.
  • One flush of the toilet uses 6 ½ gallons(more than 20 liters) of water.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Many Helpful Ways to Save Water

1 Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as watering a plant or garden, or cleaning
2 the toilet flush handle frequently sticks in the flush position, letting water run constantly, replace or adjust it.
3 When adjusting water temperatures, instead of turning water flow up, try turning it down. If the water is too hot or cold, turn the offender down rather than increasing water flow to balance the temperatures.
4 Don't let water run while shaving or washing your face. Brush your teeth first while waiting for water to get hot, then wash or shave after filling the basin.
5 Take shorter showers. Replace you shower head with an ultra-low-flow version. Some units are available that allow you to cut off the flow without adjusting the water temperature knobs.
6.Wait for full loads for the washing machine or dishwasher. Why clean 1 object when you can clean a whole load with the same amount of water?
Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
8. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your plants.
9.Drop your tissue in the trash instead of flushing it and save water every time.
10.To save water and time, consider washing your face or brushing your teeth while in the shower.
11. Water your lawn only as fast as the soil can absorb it.
12. Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.
13.When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn needs it the most.
14.Washing your bike or car with a bucket and sponge instead of a hose saves a lot of water.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One thing you should becareful about is drips of water. In one day a constant drip can fill up an entire bath tub that is a lot of water your not going to be using.

Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month.

more will be add sooner
if you wish to comment some ways to save water do so we would really like it
thank you

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Why You Should Help: Frightening Statistics

  • 884 million people in the world do not have access to water that's clean enough to drink. This is roughly one in eight of the entire world's population.
  • 1.4 million children and 800,000 adults die every year as a result of diseases and illnesses caused by dirty water and bad sanitation.
  • To get water, African women walk more than 10 km everyday to a contaminated water source to carry back water to their village.
  • A single dollar can provide clean water for a child for an entire year!
You may be hesitant to donate, and that's OK, because just viewing this page helps donate a cent or two to needy Africans. How do we get money to donate through just a page view? Is this a scam? We get the money through our ads, and all money made will be used for further fund raising activities to get more money to donate, or go straight to charity. Also please comment on our blog so we can improve it to the best of our abilites.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Now you can follow us on twitter (epoproject)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Web Advertising (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter etc.): Free

Blog: Free

Bake Sale: $25 (Considering we have most of the ingredients)

This graph shows how much money we need to spend on each thing. As you can see we do not need to spend money on the Blog or the Web Advertisements, but we need to spend money on the bake sale. the cost shown on the graph is not the guaranteed price needed for the bake sale. This is how much money will probably cover the whole cost and if we have some extra money we could use it as a donation or use it for the bake sale (like buy some extra whip cream or some chocolate icing.).

The reason we are spending so much money on the bake sale is because we know it's going to get a lot of donation money. It takes $0.30 worth of ingredients to make 1 muffin. If we mark the price up to 5x the amount of money it takes to make each muffin, we can sell a muffin for $1.50. Now let's say that our whole class and a whole bunch of people all over the school will buy 1 muffin, we shall have over $100's of dollars to donate. (If 70 people buy 1 muffin we shall have over 80 dollars, $84 to be exact.) Also we could do two bake sales, overall cost of about $60 worth of ingredients, then we could not only sell muffins to the students, but to relatives and parents after school or maybe before school.

Also, we could post news about our bake sale on our blog and maybe people who live near by could buy a muffin or two, just saying. And if we do then people will actually start taking us seriously and maybe they might even donate some money, to our cause.

Monday, March 28, 2011

is a website which you can donate money to Africa for clean water. This project is called The Clean Water Project. This is good for people who wish to donate money to help people get fresh water. -
inspiring video to help realize how essential water is to life and how important it is to bring it to Africa! This project is called Charity Water. This is good for people who wish to donate money to help people get fresh water.
This website describes the whole process of gathering water in African villages, and the conditions that are there. An inspirational video, describes the hike to the water hole.
A good website of many facts, all of which are useful in the battle for fresh water. Easy to understand, and a good, useful resource. - Another project on Youtube called Unicefs tap project. They invite people to donate money for tap water that are usually free in restaurants. This is useful for people who would like to donate money for people in need of fresh water. - A organization and story with info about whats happening in Africa. This is useful for someone who wants some information about the crisis in Africa about the lack of Fresh Water. - A woman in Africa talks about her story in Africa and the water. This is useful for someone who would like to read a story and better understand the crisis happenening in Africa about the lack of fresh water.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


        We started off thinking about thinking about how we can help out the environment. How we can help stop pollution. Then we thought and started concentrating on water, and how it is a vital human resource for life on Earth. How we could help the world with water pollution. Then suddenly we had an idea and started thinking about 2 years ago when Michael's class read about a teen who traveled to Africa with his friends and saw how they lived and raised money to build a school in Africa. Then we thought about how we could help Africa and decided that we could help by raising money to build a well to help Africans get acess to fresh water.  Our goal is to bring water to a community of people, and our goal is to raise $250 to help a community in Africa. Although our goal is $250, we are hoping for up to $1000 for charity.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Why EPO was formed.

EPO was created on Thursday March 24th, 2011 in the classroom of 7G, Cummer Valley Middle School. The organization has 5 founders, Austin Lee, Michael Shnaider, Taha Abbasi-Hashemi, Tony Li, and Zachary Piernitzki. The EPO project is to create a better understanding of the environment for generations to come. Our goal is for everybody around the world to be well aware what's going on in the world and what's at stake for our future generations.