The month of March is known to be in like a lion and out like a lamb. Whether that old adage holds true or not, March is a month when I’m acutely aware of weather, and nature, and so it makes sense to have World Water Day on March 22nd. It’s a vitally important platform that was started by the UN in 1993 and has grown ever since to help bring attention to the multitude of issues that face us and our planet.
This year’s theme for World Water Day is “Nature For Water”, which asks us to think of ways to help reduce floods, droughts and to keep water clean by going back to the tactics that nature herself has used for millennia. I’ve culled some good ideas from around the web and wanted to share them here!
Ways to contribute on World Water Day
- The easiest way to make a big impact is to donate to an organization that helps get clean water to some of the 2.1 billion people currently living without safe drinking water.
- Consider donating to the World Health Organization (WHO), who run the yearly World Water Day platform
- Take a cue from nature: collect rain water to use when watering your garden, much like soil holds onto moisture and distributes it when its needed.
- Splurge on a high quality glass or stainless steel water bottle. Rinse, reuse, repeat, and save the ocean from more plastic pollution.
- Spread the word this World Water Day, and every day, by sharing tips and wearing Eco-Green awareness pins. Make activism easier with smart ideas and pins to keep people asking you how they can help.
It’s easy to forget how good we have it in the USA, where fresh water is just a tap or bottle away. But by doing our part here we’re making it possible for people all over the world to enjoy the simple pleasure of a glass of water. Whether it’s with eco-green awareness pins, a generous donation, planting a garden or composting, make water, and the environment, your focus in 2018.