Hip hip hooray, today is Blog Action Day. For those of you who don’t know about Blog Action Day, annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action. The topic of 2010 is water. Now I am pretty busy today, so I don’t have the time to write the great post this topic deserves from me, but I had to make time to write up what my time permits. I will just address a few topics that I feel should be addressed.
Why are we so into it? Studies show that every American citizen drinks at least 200 bottles a year. Now that may not mean much to you, but compare that to the 3.6 million people dying every year because they don’t have clean water to drink. Add into your consideration that every day 4,000 children younger than 5 die because of preventable, water born diseases.
Now take a look at that bottled water in your hand, you just threw away, or somewhere in your home, and think about it. Think about how plastic bottles are hurting the environment too, going green side note. To learn more about the topic, read Tara Lohan’s article o the topic on change. org. You can also view “The Story of Bottled Water,” also available in Tara Lohan’s article, below.
How Many Gallons of Water Does it Take To Make….
Have you ever wonder how much water goes into the production of the things you use on a daily basis? Well, you can view an article on Tree Huger to find out. Be warned, you may be shocked at how much water companies waste.
War over Water in Darfur
I really can muster up the words of how I felt when I first heard about this. To learn about it, you can read a great article on the topic over at The Final Call.
Help Make A Change
Since I don’t have the time to suggest things you can do to help out this epidemic, I suggest you go to the Blog Action Day website to get some ideas. You can also use man’s best friend Google to get some ideas. Remember that for change to come we can’t wait on others, we have to move on our own.