How are you celebrating World Water Day?
Across the globe, many are focused today on the need for clean water in many of the poorest nations. From the World Water Day 2011 website:
The objective of World Water Day 2011 is to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems.
This year’s theme, Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge, aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the challenges of urban water management.
Our Clean Water project has funded the building of enough wells to provide clean water for close to 30,000 people throughout Sudan. And we continue to invest in this cause- now that rainy season has ended, the building of wells can begin again in full force!
You can read more from our Clean Water project blogs or on our Clean Water project page. Also, there is tons of great information at the World Water Day 2011 website– read and see what other organizations around the world are doing to bring clean water to the 3.3 billion people living in urban areas.
How can you partner with Mocha Club to bring clean water to the people of Sudan?
When you buy a water bottle, 15 Africans get clean water. That means fewer women in Africa will have to walk six kilometers to collect water. And because of this, they won’t be carrying the 44 pounds of water that they normally carry on their heads that whole way. Think of what they could do with all the time and energy saved.
That’s not the bottle’s whole impact, though. Now, you can use your “Ripple Effect” water bottle instead of having to buy bottled water. You save money, and fewer plastic bottles end up in landfills, where they can take 1000 years to decompose. By refilling your water bottle from the tap, you save the energy and resources that otherwise would have been used to manufacture, ship, and dispose of plastic water bottles. With over 50 billion bottles of water being consumed yearly, that’s a lot of energy!