World Water Day-March 22nd
World Water Day
What will your contribution be?
Excerpt from link:
Water affects every aspect of our lives, yet nearly one billion people around the world don't have clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion still lack basic sanitation. World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22, was established by the United Nations in 1992 and focuses attention on the world's water crisis, as well as the solutions to address it.
This year, a collaborative of US-based organizations have joined to raise awareness and call for stronger commitments from governments, the private sector, and US citizens for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) initiatives in low-income countries.
By deploying the solutions that already exist, we can save the lives of thousands of children each day, advance education and employment - especially among women and girls - and fuel economic growth around the world.
Learn more about the events planned in Washington DC and around the country for World Water Day 2010 and find out how you can take action to help make clean water and sanitation a reality for people around the globe.
Here is a short listing of water organizations I know of. Of course, as with any charity organization do your own research before donating or getting involved. However, from my knowldege all of these sites are reputable.
Water Partners International
One Drop Foundation
Food And Water Watch
Blue Planet Run
What would you do to get clean water?
The Water Is Life Group on Current
I will be joining the world on this day to write Congress regarding this important issue. Instead of spending billions on wars for resources, we should be spending it on what is most important in truly bringing health: our infrastructure and our waterways!
I personally am also doing away with all drinks in plastic bottles for one full month, and placing the money I save in a jar. At the end of the month I will send my savings to a water organization to help them dig wells and give basic sanitation to people in countries that need it. It is reprehensible and immoral to the core to see so many people in our world in this century without the basic necessities of life.
Anyone else interested in taking the same challenge to do away with all drinks in plastic bottles for one month and send the savings on feel free to join in . I will also be posting a listing of different water organizations that are doing good work around the world to provide running water and sanitation to those most in need. Sanitation and clean water for all is the key to an environmentally, economically, and socially healthy world.
Each year we set aside only one day to acknowledge a part of our lives that we cannot live without. One day to bring awareness of our failure to preserve it and provide it. One day to show that we still would rather support money going to wars than going to clean water for all. The year we don't need a World Water Day will be a year of triumph indeed.