Preservation and Conservation of Clean Water
Water is becoming the new Gold. We have initiated an environmental program to help conserve and preserve fresh, clean water for today and future generations. This will also help planet Earth renew herself.
The IFGT’s environmental program is water sustainability. Our members are also passionate about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, non GMOs and climate change.
Watch a great TED Talk YouTube video: Water – The Solvable Crisis with Stuart Orr.
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- 97% of all the water on the earth is salt water, which is not suitable for drinking.
- Only 3% of all the water is fresh water, and only 1% is available for drinking.
- 2% of the available freshwater sources is locked in ice caps and glaciers.
Our Current Environmental Program Team Includes:
- Copy Writer
- A Growing Team of Volunteers
- PR Manager
Additional Environmental Team Support We Need:
- Marketing Expertise
- Social Media Expertise
Although water eventually returns to the Earth, it doesn’t always rain in the same areas or especially in the same quality or quantity. An inadequate water supply can have severe consequences. It can lead to health dangers, reduced farm land, and higher costs for food.
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To conserve and sustain an adequate water supply for future generations and spread awareness to the community about water conservation and sustainability. We will work with local water companies and citizens to bring awareness to this issue.
The Need – What we know:
“In 1938, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers produced a report for the U.S. Congress that suggested a list of potential hydropower projects. One of the suggested dams was the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta, Georgia, to create a reservoir (now known as Lake Lanier). In addition to providing hydroelectric power, the dam could provide a steady water supply to Atlanta if, in the future, the city needed additional water resources.
As Atlanta’s population continued to grow from the time the dam was built, especially since the late 20th century, Atlanta’s consumption and need for water has grown tremendously. In 1989, the Corps of Engineers released a report concluding that some of the water being used for hydroelectric power at Buford Dam should, instead, be used to supply Atlanta with water for human consumption.
At the same time, both Alabama and Florida use the waters from Lake Lanier, which are critical to a variety of uses, including important economic industries. Because the Lake Lanier project was authorized by Congress, each of the three states is entitled to an equal portion of the water.
With the growing population rates in the greater Atlanta area, it only makes sense that we must preserve and conserve this precious resource. It takes several resources to process and deliver water to our homes, farms, businesses, and communities. Reducing water intake also reduces the need for these resources as well as reducing pollution.
- Help promote the conservation and sustainability of water.
- Make community outreach films that include citizen interviews and water company interviews.
- Promote usage of water-saving devices
- Produce and distribute educational material about water conservation to make every audiences realize their significant role in water conservation.
- Create TV programs, radio programs, and local websites to promote conservation.