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WHAT WE USE: Every drop

If all the world’s water fit into a one-gallon bucket, the usable water would fill a tablespoon. But we can’t access all of that water.


Animation/design and voice by Kelly McHugh
Script by Kelly Izlar and Kelly McHugh
Music by Keith Keniff


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