How much water does a pair of jeans take to produce?

actful math: Grade 3rd-5th

Math skills: Division

Related Environmental issues: Water conservation

The Fashion industry is the second largest water consumer in the world.

It takes about 2,000 gallons of water to produce a pair of jeans. A standard bathtub holds about 40 gallons. About how many bathtubs can 2,000 gallons of water fill with?

ANSWER  50 bathtubs

2000 / 40 = 50

Source: World Economic Forum, 2020. These facts show how unsustainable the fashion industry is.


For how many years was the global temperature in June 1℃ above the 20th century average?

June 2022 was incredibly warm, and the average global temperature in June was 6th warmest on record. The figure below shows global June temperature anomalies (with respect to the 20th century average). For how many years was the global temperatures in June 1℃ above the 20th century average?

A. 4

B. 7

C. 20

Answer: B

Source: NOAA (national Centers for Environmental Information), Climate Monitoring (Climate at a Glance)