I get it. We forget, we need to be reminded, we’re distracted, there’s just so much going on that we need to give an entire day to thinking about water. Even though I don’t give water a second thought the other 364 days out of the year.
Today is World Water Day. I don’t have any history, I don’t know who started it, and I know that clean water projects are kind of trendy. Reminds me of the #EndItMovement I wrote about a couple weeks ago. But the same argument applies: just because a cause is trendy and cliche does not mean it’s not important. It makes absolutely no sense that in 2014 there are people who do not have access to clean water. I personally can’t really wrap my mind around that. I can’t imagine having to settle for dirty water to bathe in, dirty water to cook with, dirty water to drink on a hot summer day.
Consider joining my team for Save a Drink. The idea is that you take some (or all!) of the money you would spend on a certain drink and give it towards our clean water project. So you could skip the pint of beer while you watch March Madness today or you could buy the pint but take the same amount and pledge it to our team! Easy enough, right?
There’s a lot of power in numbers. Next week I’ll be talking about how important it is to get as many people as possible on this team (hint: it includes unlocking a generous donor’s gift). For today, I hope we can all be grateful for our clean water and consider even the smallest contribution to Team Jars via my personal page.