Blog Action Day 2010: Water, Water, Everywhere - well, not so much
Why is it that we choose to vacation in Latin America and are warned "Don't drink the water." that we don't suddenly feel slapped in the face? What? If its not good for me, then how can it be good for the people who live there?
As a US citizen, I am tempted to take for granted that I can travel to any city in my country and be able to drink water right out of the tap. Such luxury entails: 1. that there is a supply of water and a mechanism for transporting it and 2. there is a mechanism for making sure it is clean.
Today, there are many innovative ways to get clean water to people who don't have access to it. So let those of us who daily have access to adequate supplies of clean water take a minute to think about our fellow earthmates that do not.
Dollar Philanthropy Challenge:
For the month, forgo one bottle of water per day and use that money to donate to a worthy nonprofit who is helping to provide people with clean water.
Episcopal Relief & Development: $35 will help a community by providing a safe and sanitary environment. Your gift will provide clean water, basic hygiene and nutrition education.