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Up close and personal with the globe

Cool Globe - "Conserve Water" by Mirjana Ugrinov.

"What warms the globe as it runs down the drain? The 350 gallons of water that an average American family uses every day. Power plants emitting greenhouse gases go to work every time someone turns on the tap, using electricity to extract, transport, purify, and distribute water. Heating water creates even more globe-warming pollution, with up to 25 percent of a home's energy used to fuel its hot water heater.


To illustrate the importance of water conservation, Mirjana Ugrinov installed a variety of nickel-plated, brass water-saving faucets and handles around her globe. While the fixtures function as decorative elements, their real purpose is to make the viewer think of their own simple ways to conserve, like choosing narrow nozzles. Ugrinov clustered handles over regions that use the most hot and purified water to convey that every drop counts."

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Taken on July 1, 2007