World Water Day: How You Can Get Involved
Why World Water Day? Why not World Oxygen Day or World Sunlight Day? For most Westerners, water is something we rarely have to think about. It flows freely from several points of our homes. It’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have so much water we actually bottle it and sell it. Sometimes we add vitamins or minerals to it. Occasionally even carbonation. We’re bored with water and we want to give it a new kick.
It’s almost hard to believe the statistics about water in the world when you actually hear them. You’ve probably read most of these a dozen times, but here are just a few that stick out:
•Over half of the world’s illnesses are due to diseases caused by unsafe water.
•One billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water.
•By 2025, this number could be 1.8 billion, unless we act.
Fortunately, there are organizations all over the world working to reverse this trend, and nearly all have ways that we can all get involved. Here are some of the easiest things you can do: