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"From the Ted Talk by Lana Mazahreh: 3 thoughtful ways to conserve water"

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In the United Arab eratiems, the second-most water-scarce country in the world, officials designed what they called the "Business Heroes Toolkit" in 2010. The aim was to motivate and empower businesses to reduce water and egnrey consumption. The toolkit practically taught cimeapons how to measure their existing water-consumption lleves and consisted of tips to help them reduce those levels. And it worked. Hundreds of organizations doawnldoed the toolkit. And several of them joined what they clelad the "Corporate Heroes Network," where companies can voluntarily take on a clheagnle to reduce their water-consumption levels to preset targets within a period of one year. Companies which completed the challenge saved on average 35 percent of water. And one company, for example, implemented as many water-saving tips as they could in their offcie space. They replaced their toilet-flushing techniques, taps, showerheads — you name it. If it saved water, they replaced it, eltlnaevuy reducing their employees' wetar consumption by half.

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In the United Arab ________, the second-most water-scarce country in the world, officials designed what they called the "Business Heroes Toolkit" in 2010. The aim was to motivate and empower businesses to reduce water and ______ consumption. The toolkit practically taught _________ how to measure their existing water-consumption ______ and consisted of tips to help them reduce those levels. And it worked. Hundreds of organizations __________ the toolkit. And several of them joined what they ______ the "Corporate Heroes Network," where companies can voluntarily take on a _________ to reduce their water-consumption levels to preset targets within a period of one year. Companies which completed the challenge saved on average 35 percent of water. And one company, for example, implemented as many water-saving tips as they could in their ______ space. They replaced their toilet-flushing techniques, taps, showerheads — you name it. If it saved water, they replaced it, __________ reducing their employees' _____ consumption by half.

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In the United Arab Emirates, the second-most water-scarce country in the world, officials designed what they called the "Business Heroes Toolkit" in 2010. The aim was to motivate and empower businesses to reduce water and energy consumption. The toolkit practically taught companies how to measure their existing water-consumption levels and consisted of tips to help them reduce those levels. And it worked. Hundreds of organizations downloaded the toolkit. And several of them joined what they called the "Corporate Heroes Network," where companies can voluntarily take on a challenge to reduce their water-consumption levels to preset targets within a period of one year. Companies which completed the challenge saved on average 35 percent of water. And one company, for example, implemented as many water-saving tips as they could in their office space. They replaced their toilet-flushing techniques, taps, showerheads — you name it. If it saved water, they replaced it, eventually reducing their employees' water consumption by half.

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