Monday, March 22, 2010

Have a Glass of H20

Did you know that today is World Water Day? This was news to me, but I'm guessing it's

Close-up of tap waterImage via Wikipedia

probably not one of those obscure Hallmark-created holidays. It turns out World Water Day was created by the United Nations to address the crisis of the estimated 1.1 billion people without access to clean drinking water.

A fresh glass of tap water is something that many of us take for granted.

There is a new documentary, Tapped, that is trying to raise awareness on this issue and pointing out that wars are fought over scarce resources - one day in the future that resource could be water. Check it out here.

What can you do? Conserve the water you do have and become aware of water issues in your area... Where does your water come from? How is it treated? Where does your wastewater go?

The producers of Tapped have also launched a 30 day Get Off the Bottle Tour to stop the bottled water habit. They start today in San Diego and will wind up in Connecticut next month. If they come to your city, you can trade a disposable plastic bottle for a reusable canteen.

Go pour you and your kids a clean, refreshing glass of water!

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