Friday, October 15, 2010

2011 Blog Action Day: Water

Today is Blog Action Day. The one day on the web where bloggers across more than 130 countries all write about the same issue. This year Blog Action Day is focused on the issue of WATER.

There are so many ideas about how we should be handling our use or rather misuse of the earth's best resource...water. So many trains of thought, so many positive outlooks and just as many negative about how humans are both contaminating in some areas while leading the charge to clean up other areas. Can't we just make up our mind to all agree how to handle the situation or are some areas of the world just willing to work harder than others.

Quick hitting facts about Water... (from Water.org)

  • Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.
  • 890 million people lack access to safe water.
  • 2.5 billion people don’t have a toilet.
  • $25 brings one person clean water for life.
  • Over 200 million hours of labor each day are consumed each day to collect water.
  • The majority of the world’s illness is caused by fecal matter.
  • More people on earth have cell phones than toilets.
There is one site that has tried to gather all these blog postings for today....you can read many at the Blog Action Day site. Get an overall view of what each of us can do on a personal level to change our habits, get one more idea about how to help in your neighborhood and then maybe an act to participate globally. Remember, if we all just took one of the great ideas posted to heart we are each making a contribution to a better environment for not only ourselves but for people across the planet and for generations to come.

-Karen
GMG

1 comment:

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