World Water Day 2012

Spotlight // Johnie Gall // 03/22/12
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Happy World Water Day!

Today is World Water Day, an annual event pioneered by the United Nations to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and the critical issues facing our supply of it! Take a few minutes today to educate yourself and get involved:

What Is World Water Day?
An international day celebrating freshwater recommended at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development. Each year, World Water Day focuses on one issue surrounding freshwater, like climate change, urban water management and water quality.

When Is It?
World Water Day is always on March 22.

What's This Year's Issue?
"The world is thirsty because we are hungry."
There are seven billion people to feed on the planet as of today, and each one of us drinks about four liters of water everyday. However, much of that water comes from the food we eat. Since there are over a billion people suffering from chronic hunger, they are also thirsty.

How Can You Help Today?
• Follow a healthy, sustainable diet
• Reduce food waste— 30% of food produced is never eaten, so the water used to produced it is lost!

How Can You Get Involved?
Locate yourself on the WWD events map and sign up for a "do-good" initiative near you!




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