water + food + freedom + green day

So many things on this beautiful, sunny GREEN St. Patty’s Day! Coming up on March 22 it’s world water day. Time to reflect on how fortunate we are to have free, clean drinking water at our fingertips, when so many millions of people around the world don’t. So do what you can to conserve water (like don’t run the tap when you brush your teeth – duh!!!) and also to share your time and money so people around the world can have access to clean, safe water. WORLD WATER DAY

And….further to my previous posts on the amazing BECAUSE I’M A GIRL site. I was invited to a lunch by Plan Canada and so excited to learn the power for a well placed gesture. Empowered girls = social change and an investment in the education and advancement of girls is an investment in communities and countries. For more amazing ideas and info check out The Girl Effect

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New Year’s Revolution

So here it is. A new year a new decade. A new start. Then again every day, every minute is a new beginning.At the risk of repeating myself, I am going to once more present one of the most extraordinary things I saw last year. It’s an audio + photo essay of people living in slums around the world. Proud people who invited other people into their very humble (and by our standards awful) homes. We have so much that sometimes we forget how little we actually need. Home Sweet Home

I also did a peruse of my postings of late and realized water is a big theme. Over 70% of the world is covered in water. And about 60% of our bodies are made up of water. WATER IS LIFE. Which brings me to another astonishing website – about a film called WaterLife. Drink in this amazing and beautiful and important information.

Corporate Sponsorship + Global Awareness + Water Crisis + Live Earth

So that info on the amazing Plastiki led to more info about plastic and strange connections – as in big corporate polluting type organizations jumping on the enviro-bandwagon (LITERALLY) by partnering with Live Earth. The latest is Dow Chemical (makers/creators of more than 100,000 chemicals since the 1930s, some good, some, NOT SO MUCH) sponsoring a great cause – the need for clean water and accessible wells around the world. images-2

Please let me know your thoughts on this because I’m trying to understand my own! WORLD WATER RUN
Also see this cool blog
PLUCKFASTIC
And for more info

World Water Day

images2It’s World Water Week, a time to reflect on how lucky we are to be able to turn on the tap and drink, clean, clear, safe water. In many places it takes hours to haul water which is sketchy best. UNICEF has something happening till March 28 called the Tap Project. Pay a buck for tap water at a participating restaurant that one glass will turn into 40 days of clean drinking water for a child! Or give some $$ – see URL below.

And only turn on the tap when you MUST. Canadians use an average of 329 litres of water a day PER PERSON! That’s twice as much as peeps in Europe. Plus we flush all kinds of crap and toxins down the drain too. Health Canada says 60 water treatment plants are being tested to check wonky levels of drugs, plastics + Bisphenol A. And 100 First Nations communities in this country have boil water advisories!!! I don’t know the answer to this big water debacle other than to say mother nature’s resources are precious and we must care for them so they care for us!

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