How many gallons of water does it take to produce one latte? The answer (given in the video above) may astound you, and drive home the reality that in a world of mass production and consumption, the everyday objects we see in front of us leave a long ecological trail behind them.
Put together by the World Wildlife Fund, the video invites us all to revolutionize the way we think about everyday things, such as as a morning latte, to encourage a revolution in changing the way things are made.
Sustainability is a multi-step process, especially since something as small as one latte as the chosen morning drink of millions of people everyday, has a formidable impact on the planet.
We can all play a part to curb this impact by reducing our consumption of unsustainable products, but at some point we have to examine the process of production and rethink the way products are made at every step of the way.
Ultimately, the path to a sustainable future starts with changing the way we think about the little things today.