Celebrate Earth Day 2013 with Clean Water
Today marks the 43rd celebration of Earth Day. According to the Earth Day Network website, “All of EDN’s activities, whether greening schools or promoting green economic policies at home and abroad, inform and energize populations so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children.”
In the spirit of Earth Day 2013, I thought I would do some research and provide information on several charities that work to provide clean water for bathing, drinking and washing to people across the globe. This idea was sparked by my recent visit to the Gates Foundation Visitor’s Center in downtown Seattle.
The exhibit includes a ‘water walkway’ where you can walk in the footsteps of an African woman who must walk several miles a day to get water for her family. There is even a bucket filled with water to give visitors an idea of how heavy the load is. Another subtext is the time spent on getting the water, time that could be spent on other activities such as growing food or educating her children.
As a reminder, always use Charity Navigator to thoroughly vet a charity before sending them your money. I hope this list inspires you and your daughter to research these organizations and donate in support of working towards clean water for the populations who need it.
Water Charity is a nonprofit corporation, directed toward improving the human rights and dignity of individuals throughout the world by providing them with resources that impact upon their health and wellbeing. With all donations applied to projects in the field, we have become one of the best and highest-ranked water charities delivering global services.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization bringing relief to communities around the world who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation.
Clean Water Fund’s mission is to develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems.