Mar 19, 2009

tap project

grateful to: clement for this awareness

Photo © UNICEF/HQ96-1166

before we move on to Earth Hour.

I guess we should know that next week is World Water Week, March 22-28, 2009.

And the water that we take for granted. The tap water we left flowing

special tap

Every day, 4,200 children die of water-related diseases. Nearly 900 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water.

Someone really wise once mentioned that the great inventor in medical field is not the antibiotic's Fleming, but rather the inventor of the flushing toilet.

Dirty water or the lack of water is almost equal to death.

In 2007, the Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.

Growing from just 300 New York City restaurants in 2007 to over 2,300 across the country in 2008, the Tap Project has quickly grown into a national movement. Restaurants, corporations, volunteers, advertising agencies, community groups, local governments and everyday diners participated to save millions of children’s lives.

If you have that extra bucks, donate it. For every dollar raised, a child will have clean drinking water for 40 days.

If you don't have it, simply cherish the water that you have and stop wasting water.

This year, the UN World Water Day theme is "Shared Water–Shared Opportunities."
Special focus will be placed on transboundary waters. This year on World Water Day, we call attention to the waters that cross borders and link us together. Whether we live upstream or downstream, we are all in the same boat.


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