Friday, October 15, 2010

blog action day: water

Almost a billion people across this planet do not have access to clean drinking water. 
The results are terrible. More than 3.5 million people, most of them children, die of water related diseases every year.

As horrible as this all sounds, there is a solution and we can help! Check out charity:water - who have teamed up with toms shoes!! - and water for water for ways to get involved.

In my part of the world we have an abundance of clean water, but even we could do with a few changes: Reduce your shower times, 
Turn off the tab when you brush your teeth
Collect rain water for watering plants
and next time you boil eggs instead of chucking the water out let it cool down and use it for your plants - it's packed with lots of nutrients from the egg shells - who knew!

Remember the lovely Brooke Fraser... her birthday wish was for people to donate to mycharity:water. The goal is to raise $50.000. The beautiful thing about this girl is that she and her husband are not just choosing to have people donate money for a cause but instead setting an example by being the first to give money themselves! Beautiful people inside and out!! Let's get behind them!

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