Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blog Action Day 2010 - Why Water?


What is Blog Action Day?

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on a single day – October 15.Last year, more than 13,000 bloggers participated from 152 countries. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion about an important issue that impacts people around the world.


Why water?

This year the theme is water, and befor you ask why, a few numbers:

* Up to 60% of the human body is water, the brain is composed of 70%water

* We need a minimum of two quarts (1,9 liters) of clean water per day per person

* The total human appropriation in 2025 would be 70% of estimated available water (compared to current 54%)

* Today approximately one in eight people in the world aready don't have enough acess to clean water....

Blog Action Day 2010: Water from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.


What can we do?

* Recycle Used Cooking Oil and Grease (1 litter of oil can contaminate 1 million litters of clean water)

* Purchase low water footprint products, exchanging meat for grains (Over 65% of water use is on agriculture, mainly for feeding livestock)

* Drink tap water instead of bottled water (avoiding global warming and green-house gas emissions due to its production and transport)

More on: http://www.waterfootprint.org/

As my grandmother used to say, "who cares will always posses what is cared for".

So care for water, it fuels the humans today and tomorrow!

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