For this survey project, our group had a focus on social media’s effects on people’s behaviors, moods, and desires to go out. In
2 Tsp Coconut Oil
2 Tsp Salt
One dozen of eggs take up 636 gallons of water to produce them. A single egg requires 53 gallons of water. The chickens who lay the eggs need a “water-intensive grain feed” as well as water for drinking and irrigation.
I picked up eggs from the Knoll Krest Farm station at the Union Square Farmer’s Market. The Knoll Krest Farm is local to New York, located by the Hudson Valley, where it must transport its goods 88.9 miles away from Union Square. This converts to 17.78 gallons of water per trip to transport
This farm is dedicated to raising their chickens without any antibiotics or hormones and only use a vegetarian feed. The eggs cost around $4/dozen
I couldn’t find the virtual water of coconut oil, but I chose to stay away from olive oil which requires 1,729 to produce. Coconut oil is also “relatively low on scale”
I couldn’t find virtual water of salt.
The oil came from Trader Joe’s and the salt was an item I already had in my dorm. The Coconut Oil cost $6.99 The eggs were also made and then with reusable appliances and packaged to transport to class in reusable Tupperware. To clean up, only the egg shells needed to be disposed of and then the pan, dishes, and utensils needed to be washed. Piping for washing requires 69030 gallons for 280 ft. of copper piping – 1700ft home. Dishes needs 12.7 gallons/set. The eggs also must be stored in the refrigerator because I prepared it to be eaten for the next day. A side-by-side refrigerator used 25,363.2 gallons of water.