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Happy World Water Day! How Do You Love the Blue Stuff?

Today is World Water Day – How do you love water in your life?

I’m an unabashed water baby and love to swim in lakes, the ocean, streams and water holes. I save water by being a vegetarian (meat production takes tens to hundreds of gallons of water per pound, depending on the type of meat, with beef being the biggest water user). I also try to take short showers most of the time – I only indulge in long ones as an occasional treat – and then it really feels like one and I appreciate it all the more.

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Infographic courtesy Whole Living Magazine. Check out their April, 2012 issue on shelves now (it’s all about the wonders of water!)

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.