Water, Water Everywhere

15 Oct

Here in the lovely U.S of A we take access to clean, fresh water for granted. Take a moment to think about all of the different ways you utilize water in your daily life.

  • Morning coffee
  • Laundry
  • Pasta for dinner
  • A few drinks throughout the day
  • Washing your hands

The list goes on and on…everyday, each person in America uses water in more ways than many of us even realize.

Today, October 15th, marks the Blog Action Day 2010 and this years topic…

 

WATER

 

What is Blog Action Day?

An opportunity of all of us bloggers to raise our voices together to bring awareness to a selected topic.

Why Water?

  • Nearly 1 billion of the world’s citizens do not have access to clean water.
  • Approximately 38,000 children under age 5 die due a lack of clean drinking water, each week.
  • In July, the United Nations determined that access to clean drinking water was truly a human right.

What To Do?

Many of you may be wondering how 1 person can make an actual difference. You can make it happen by lending your voice to the cause. Join Blog Action Day 2010 and join the discussion. Raise awareness, voice your thoughts.

Personally, my words are the only weapon I have. I grew up believing that people should all have access to things that keep us healthy. Of course we must work hard, contribute and live our lives. But water? Yes, that is something we all need and we all DESERVE.

I know this post is a departure from my normal blogging agenda here at Erin Makes It Work. But, I vowed when I started this thing to blog about the things that warm my heart. I am now expanding that vow to include the things that spark something in me, push me or move me to tears.

Let Us Do Something!

There are two simple things you can do right now to help.

Head on over to the Blog Action Day website and add your signature to the petition. This petition works with UNICEF and the UN to show public awareness and support for legislation giving all people access to clean water.

Stop by Water.org and educate yourself about the water crisis and ways to help.

Water.org also provides an opportunity for people to donate to the cause and learn about well digging projects going on throughout the world. Educate yourself and help raise your voice.

Are you participating in Blog Action Day 2010?

Let me know, and I’ll provide a linkup here.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my voice!

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3 Responses to “Water, Water Everywhere”

  1. Beth Dunn October 15, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    You are so correct, I used to never think of water the way I should
    xoxo
    SC

    • erinmakesitwork October 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

      Thank you! I really believe that if we all start a global discussion changes will be made.

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