Thursday, March 22nd will mark the beginning of a revolution. A revolution of water for all. World Water Day is an international day that is dedicated to focusing on solving the world’s water problems, whether that is the plastic that is filling our oceans, or the over 1 billion people who do not have consistent access to clean, pure water worldwide.
Water is vital for all humans, all of the time. Without clean water, we would not be able to make any major technological advancements. As a result, there are many people who are stuck in impoverished life circumstances because of their lack of access to clean, pure water.
For example, No Dirty Water, a for-profit organization with the mission to solve the world’s water problems, is participating this year by partnering with restaurants in Lansing, Michigan to ask customers to donate $1 whenever a glass of water is ordered, to represent their thankfulness for access to clean water, as well as to help an important cause. 100% of the money that is raised would then be passed on to non-profit water organizations, specifically
Ban the Bottle, Wristsponsible, and Water.org.
Throughout the years, I have overlooked and misunderstood the impact of clean water, but recently I was awakened to the issue via a woman named Jade that I briefly crossed paths with at work. Jade told me the story of how, when she lived in the Dominican Republic, she saw 50 gallon water tanks that were full of mosquito larvae. She soon realized that this was the water that the people would drink in the poorer areas of the Dominican Republic. When I heard that, something inside of me shifted, and I saw the impact that clean water can have on a community, a country, and the world.
With World Water Day approaching, I challenge you to do something little. Make a small donation to a water-based organization, stop drinking from plastic water bottles, or share this blog with your friends and family. Whatever it is, make a difference. Start the revolution. Clean water for all.
For more information on Water.org, Ban the Bottle, No Dirty Water, and Wristsponsible click on their respective links below:
Ban The Bottle – banthebottle.net
Water.org – water.org
Wristsponsible – wristsponsible.com