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The Global Water Crisis

Our planet is in the midst of a global water crisis. Citizens of many countries do not have access to clean drinking water. Water shortages are felt all over the world, including in my own backyard, in California. On March 22, the whole world will be celebrating World Water Day to raise awareness of the importance of freshwater and to advocate for sustainable management of freshwater resources. There are two events in Los Angeles coming up:

1) March 14, 9:30 – 3:30 PM, at Los Angeles Natural History Museum

I will be volunteering for the Food & Water Watch organization. If you are interested in participating please check out their website.

 

2) April 18, 2010, The Run For Water

There will be a 6km run/walk (the average distance many women & children walk every day to secure water) taking place over the course of 24 hours around the world. The walk is aimed at igniting a tipping point to help solve the water crisis. There is one in Los Angeles. Please check out the website for details. 

 

Helpful Fact About Water:  Bottled water is not good for our planet for many reasons, one of which is that there are more than 60 million single-use water bottles thrown away each day and 20 million barrels of oil used each year to make plastic bottles. If you must purchase bottled water, it is best to purchase Primo Water (www.primowater.com) or Biota Rocky Mountain Spring Water (www.biotaspringwater.com) as they are packaged in compostable bottles. They are both sourced in the U.S. Primo is municipal water that has been through some extra filtration and Biota is spring water that’s packaged close to its Colorado source.

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