World Water Day, is March 22nd this year, and is about increasing awareness of the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind. Billions of people all over the world are still without safe water in their homes, schools, or workplaces.
This year’s theme of World Water Day is: “Leaving no one behind,” because having safe water available is a human right. There are so many ways to give on World Water Day. Here are a few easy ideas on how you can give. Add them to your weekly giving lists!
10 Easy Ways to Give Water To Others
There are so many resources on the World Water Day website. Use their posters, videos and other resources to help spread the world about World Water Day. All it takes is sharing a video to Instagram, Facebook or text to spread awareness of this cause. Many people may not realize safe water is an issue for many in the world.
Become an advocate for safe water all over the world. Attend events in your area (if available) on World Water Day to share in the cause with others, listen to speakers talk about the situation, listen to stories of people who have actually experienced unsafe water conditions in other parts of the world, and speak up for human rights and safe water resources all over the world.
You can donate to water.org, an organization that brings water and sanitation to the world. Water.org has helped over 17 million people with access to safe water and sanitation since they began their mission.
Be aware of how much water you use during the day – start by checking for leaky pipes in your home, or garden. Only use your dishwasher and washing machine when they are full, don’t run them when they are partially empty. Don’t take extra-long showers, we love three minute showers to save water. Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth, wash your hands, or even while washing the dishes.
There are many innovative water startups that you can be a part of, for example – the Drinkable Book – from Water is Life. Using silver-impregnated pages, these pages are used to filter contaminated water. One page from this ‘drinkable book’ can potentially filter up to 100 litres of drinking water and may provide a cheap, sustainable solution for communities suffering from severe sanitation problems. Yup a book can provide safe water. If you use all the pages in the Drinkable Book, each book can provide a user with four years of safe water. Watch the video below to see how this technology works to bring clean water to communities.
6. Get Informed! Know the facts about the world water crisis by checking out the United Nations site. Watch a documentary that informs on the world water crisis. Find out how floods can lead to unsanitized water resources due to lack of proper filtration.
7. Donate your allowance or one day’s salary to an organization that supplies drinking water to global communities. It only costs $15 to provide clean water to someone for a year in countries that need it. If your child doesn’t have $15 saved up, have him or her do some chores around the house, help out a number cut their grass, or having a yard sale.
8. Something as simple as turning off the tap when brushing our teeth and washing our hands can help with less waste of water resources.
9. When waiting for hot water, use a bucket to collect the excess cooler.Use this water for your pet’s drinking water or to water your plants.
10. Give up using tap water for a day. See how difficult it is to be limited in your water consumption, retrieve water for your daily use, or forgo certain tasks because you dont have water to complete them.
As World Water Day approaches be sure to try one of the above gives and why not check out 365give.ca and share your give for World Water Day. OUr memberships are free and let you share your give of the day on our Global Impact Map. Lets make the world a better place one give at a time.
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