World Water Day

Hello and Happy Sat­ur­day! I don’t usu­ally post on Sat­ur­days but I recently became part of the Global Team of 200. As part of this team, we com­mit­ted to shar­ing about cer­tain top­ics, events, causes etc. and today is World Water Day!

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Wat­erAid is one of the main orga­ni­za­tions behind World Water Day, and as part of the day, they are encour­ag­ing every­one to tell a water story. Hon­estly, the first thing that came to my mind when think­ing about water in my life was the fact that I have been opt­ing out of wash­ing my hair lately (twice a week is more than enough, right?). I jok­ingly tell my friends it is that I am doing my part to con­serve water.  Truth­fully though, wash­ing my hair just hasn’t been on the top of my pri­or­ity list, it takes time and energy that I would rather spend else­where.  This reveals so much about my life and good fortune;

I can choose where I spend the major­ity of my time because I have the unbe­liev­able lux­ury of clean water, run­ning out of my faucets at the flip of a knob.  Not only that, but I can choose to have ice cold water for my drink­ing plea­sure, pip­ing hot for my show­er­ing delight, and every­thing in between.

This seem­ingly sim­ple occur­rence is actu­ally an amaz­ing gift:

768 mil­lion peo­ple do not have access to safe drink­ing water. [1]

Women in devel­op­ing coun­tries typ­i­cally walk an aver­age of 4 miles each day to obtain water. [1]

I don’t have time to wash my hair, yet so many of my fel­low sis­ters around the globe don’t have time to attend school or pur­sue other inter­ests because their pri­mary task is get­ting water. In fact, in Africa women spend 26% of their time gath­er­ing water. [2]  Friends, that is 1/4 of their life spent. gath­er­ing. water.

Can you imag­ine the impact that these women could have on their fam­i­lies, their com­mu­ni­ties, and the world, if they could spend 1/4 their life learn­ing, cre­at­ing, work­ing, pur­su­ing dreams and pas­sions, LIVING?

We can make a dif­fer­ence ~ Let’s help tell a dif­fer­ent story for the mil­lions of peo­ple with­out access to clean drink­ing water.

If you want to help pro­vide water and raise aware­ness about the global water issues, check out WaterAid’s Tool Kit for 10 things you can do today!

 

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1 — Water Aid                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2 — Trust.Org  Lack of water and san­i­ta­tion hurts Women and Girls the Most

About Emily Betzler

Hi, I'm Emily Betzler. I'm a mother, wife, friend, and lover of life. I'm passionate about using my life and specifically my purchases/finances to make this world a more beautiful place.

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