Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's World Water Day


In 1993 the United Nations designated March 22nd as World Water Day to bring attention to crucial water issues. This year the focus is on water and food security.
unwater.org


 above information is from unwater.org


F A C T S...
On Water.org you can read about how you can make a difference.

Did you know...

  • Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related illness
  • Women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
  • 3X more people lack water than live in the United States
information taken from water.org



Even the fashion world is getting involved...
Levi's is encouraging everyone to wash their jeans in cold water only about every two weeks. Levi's began making Water<Less Jeans a couple of years ago using 28% less water. They claim that if each of the 13 million pairs sold were washed only every 14 days it would save 14 years of drinking water for 60,000 people! That's crazy! Read more about what water conscious fashion companies are doing in yesterday's LA Times.

these jeans were made using 28% less water!

What are you going to do...
not only today but, tomorrow, and the next day and the day after that...
Can you give up water in one area of your life? Will you wear your jeans for 14 days with no washing in between? (I am!) Will you turn off the water while brushing your teeth? (Yup, doing that too.) Take a shorter shower - wash your hair every other day? (Already do that.) Will you choose to eat more grain based foods and forgo meats? (Working on this one.) Whatever you do do something. And spread the word.


Donate your voice today! Let Water.org spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.


Beverly said...

started today off right and didn't wash my hurr to take a quick shower!! thanks for the bringing more awareness with facts girlie!

Jayme and Mendi said...

I do some of these now so that's good! That's terrible though that across the world there are so many water related issues.

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Liz with the Lovely Life said...

Great post! Thanks for making me aware of this!!
I read somewhere yesterday that more people in the world have a cell phone than clean drinking water...imagine that!
Hope your day is great Laura!

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