Tuesday, March 22, 2011

5 Ways to Support World Water Day

Today, World Water Day will be celebrated around the globe in an ongoing effort to increase awareness of safe and clean drinking water. It is estimated that 1 in 8 people lack access to water that is free of disease-carrying bacteria or other known safety concerns. The United Nations reports that around the world, more people are dying from unsafe water than from violence. Here are five ways you can help support World Water Day:

  1. Use your social network profiles (Twitter, Facebook, etc) to spread the word.
  2. Donate to a charity that is committed to providing safe drinking water, especially in Third World countries.
  3. Get educated. Find out more facts about water and sanitation here. Get the FAQS on World Water Day.
  4. Start your own Clean Water campaign.
  5. Protect our oceans, lakes and streams from toxic pollutants like the chemicals used to manufacture plastic water bottles and Styrofoam.