Tapped: The Effects of Bottled Water

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“Whiskey is for sipping, and Water is for fighting.” – Mark Twain

You are what you Drink!? I know that doesn’t make much sense to you now, but soon after you watch this short clip from the full-length documentary “Tapped” produced by Altas films, based on the rise of bottled water is made, and the effects it has on the environment as well as society.

Check it out!

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Celebrity Activism at its finest: Part II

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Matt Damon a& Water.org is continuing  its mission! So I’m sure you all know now about the water crisis. Here’s another installment from one of Hollywood’s most famous actors speaking openly and honestly about this global crisis concerning water.

Here’s another video I came across while researching about water crisis advocacy, including a new revolutionary idea to help solve the world water crisis, “water credit”, which is the first program of its time to actually micro-finance tools by connecting financial institutions to communities in developing countries in need of clean water, by the means of small loans which are then made to individuals and households to be repaid + redistributed amongst others in the area.

This is something YOU want to SUPPORT!

To learn more about the crisis, and what you can do to help, please visit, http://water.org for information.

 

 

Need for water conservation impacts businesses

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Need for water conservation impacts businesses

Drayton Valley – A small town located in the central Alberta, Canada area has issued a water restriction notice on Apr. 17, 2014 by the town itself, leading to the shut down of some local businesses, emergency facilities like hospitals, healthcare services, and fire + police departments; meanwhile the residents in the community were told to monitor the amount of water they used. The battle for what is deemed as “essential service usage” and “non-essential service usage” is open for debate as more and more business owners are becoming more vocal about how this temporary inconvenience is harming their business economically. On the brighter side of things, there is supposed to be a new water treatment plant (for smarter water conservation) under construction, which is scheduled to be up, and working in the summer of 2015. It’s until then that the town officials urge the public to be patient and remain cooperative as they make attempts to correct this potable water disruption.

 

 

GreenTip of the Week! (courtesy of @GreenTipGuy on Twitter)

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As always, I encourage you all to learn and share as much as you can about water conservation, water resources and just the plain old benefits of water itself! Little do we know, the effects of our recycling efforts of cans, paper, and plastic are great, but not enough! However, we actually have a resource that needs to be recycled even more than those… We need to start learning how to recycle water!

With the help of @GreenTipGuy and the many others around the world, a simple gesture such a recycling from US can have a life changing impact for someone else in the WORLD! You’d be surprised at about how many SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD there are! Reach one, teach one; Each one teaches one for a cleaner tomorrow!

Make a difference.

SneakerHeads Unite for Clean Water!

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SneakerHeads Unite for Clean Water!

A very popular online website for new/vintage/popular sneakers (KicksOnFire[Dot]com) has joined the world cause for clean water by raising awareness via recent Twitter campaign starting today; and it doesn’t stop there! There is no minimum to enter the raffle and for every small gesture from you, can and will have a life changing impact for someone else. Enter today!

Please visit Donate.Kixify[Dot]com for more details.

A ‘Waterball’? This is Brilliant

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So I was surfing the web the other day and while I was on Twitter finding cool and unique post to retweet into my timeline, and I came across this socially innovative tool invented to aid those in disaster areas acquire access to safe drinking water.

Created by the international non-profit organization, WaterStep, has chosen to save lives through promoting safe water. In many developing countries around the globe, water is often scarce. We’ve all seen those images on our flash across our television screens of women and children being the primary people responsible for gathering water for their families. The commercial then goes on to say on average, they travel 3-5 miles a day to reach a water source.

Well, here’s a video promoting the movement – “A safer, more efficient way to access water is crucial.” – To learn more, check out part 1 of Why the Water Ball? on the WaterStep’s blog.