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October 15, 2010

charity: water

Blog Action Day 2010.  Bringing attention to something most of us take for granted.


Nearly one billion people on this planet do not have access to safe, clean drinking water.

One billion people.

Shouldn’t clean water be a basic human right?



7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2010 6:35 am

    It is shocking that in today’s times people still have to live without this basic need!

  2. October 15, 2010 8:40 am

    At the Pentagon, they’ve been saying for years that the most recent wars have been fought over oil, but the next big one will be fought over water.

    For 65,000 years, humans consumed about 1% of what we consider a sustainable portion of the world’s resources. In the last hundred years, out consumption has skyrocketed, and we currently use 130% of the sustainable rate. If we were farmers, we would be eating our own seed.


  3. October 15, 2010 4:42 pm

    Wow. Powerful. I love that you posted this. It’s is so sad to see that anyone lives under these conditions. This is a basic necessity that so many people take for granted, including myself-so, I’m glad for the post because I need the reminder.

  4. October 16, 2010 10:11 am

    WOW! Thanks for sharing Michelle. I agree with Naomi. It’s something I’ve taken for granted and needed reminding not to.

  5. October 16, 2010 3:29 pm

    It’s so easy to take something for granted when all you have to do is turn on a tap and out comes a precious resource… We need to be reminded from time to time just how lucky we are!

  6. October 17, 2010 9:58 pm

    Wow yes it definitely should be a basic human right.

  7. October 18, 2010 9:14 am

    What a thing to think about. I couldn’t imagine life without water – I definitely take it for granted.

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