World Water Day exists to help spread awareness of water-related issues and to inspire others to take action to make a difference.
With 650 million people around the world still lacking access to safe, clean water, it’s time we take a stand.
I’ve written fairly extensively over the past few years about the water crisis and the need for proper sanitation. I’ve traveled to Nicaragua with WaterAid America to see their work firsthand, visited classrooms to talk about water and toilets and helped raise funds through a water-themed workout at my gym.
In anticipation of World Water Day next week (on March 22), I thought I’d share a few of my favorite water-related posts and photos from the past year. I also included ways you can celebrate World Water Day at the end of the post.
You’ll see new posts from me next week for World Water Day here and elsewhere. I’ll also be celebrating another World Water Day Primal Fitness at my gym, WolfPack Fitness. Check out what our water-themed workout looked like last year:
We raised $300 for WaterAid America during that workout. I wrote about the experience for ONE:
My kids are used to me talking about dirty water and toilets. I’ve become the mom that will show up in their classroom for some “potty talk” on World Toilet Day or World Water Day. I wrote about introducing kids to global citizenship at a young age on World Moms Blog:
When I was asked which of the 17 bold Global Goals for Sustainable Development was the most compelling to me, I chose the 6th goal – clean water and sanitation. I wrote about how Linda in Nicaragua showed me the importance of clean water and sanitation to women and girls in particular:
Finally, here are four ways you can celebrate World Water Day (shared from WaterAid America’s World Water Day page!):
- Step 1 – Change your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter with WaterAid’s “blue wash” using the app on this page.
- Step 2 – Go blue! You can dress head to toe in blue, bake blue cakes or play the blues – be as creative as you like!
- Step 3 – Challenge your friends, school, office or gym to join you. Ask for a small donation to take part in your World Water Day event. (You know, like how we do it at WolfPack Fitness!)
- Step 4 – Tell the world. Log onto your favorite social media platform and post a photo showing how you’re celebrating World Water Day. Make sure to tag your posts #Blue4Water
How will you celebrate World Water Day?
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