24 Maret 2010

Save the water!

Pada 22 Maret yang lalu adalah Hari Air Sedunia. Jason Mraz, penyanyi sekaligus pencipta lagu menulis tentang Hari Air Sedunia di blognya, 2 kali. Kita bisa belajar kepeduliannya dengan masalah air ini, lho!

Wet's the Deal, Yo!

Water. It really is the kind of thing we as Americans sometimes take for granted. I mean, the average American uses between 80 to 100 gallons of water each day.

Can you imagine not having access to clean drinking water, or clean water to bathe with, wash with or even cook with? Instead of simply walking to the faucet and turning it on…imagine having to walk two or more hours to get to a source of clean water.
Nearly 900 million people in the world do not have access to safe, clean water,—and nearly half of those people are children. This is a stark reality.

In fact 24,000 children die every day from preventable causes—and nearly 4,100 of those children die as a result of diseases from dirty water. UNICEF’s goal is to reduce the number of needless deaths to zero.

The UNICEF Tap Project is a grassroots initiative built around World Water Day, March 22. From March 21st through March 27th funds will be raised to help UNICEF provide clean water to children around the world. The campaign invites individuals to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free at participating restaurants, to host a fundraising event, or to make a donation at tapproject.org.

Thousands of volunteers have mobilized for the UNICEF Tap Project, along with restaurants coast to coast, community leaders, ad agencies, corporations and celebrities, all joining in this effort to make sure that zero children die due to a lack of access to clean water.

Easy. tapproject.org has all the info you need to donate your dollar or to find a local participating restaurant where you can donate, OR text “TAP” to “UNICEF” (864233) to make a $5 donation.

With $1 UNICEF can provide safe water to one child for 40 days, or forty children safe water for one day.

Through UNICEF your money will go to improving access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promoting safe hygiene practices. UNICEF's goal is to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation by 2015.

If you're in Los Angeles this Wet Wednesday, stop by the Roxy in West Hollywood for the Tapproject Event.
Thank you for caring about health.
And thank you for sharing the wealth.

sumber : Jason Mraz's blog

3 komentar:

melinda rachman mengatakan...

Uh gila keren banget!

iwansky mengatakan...

air merupakan hal yang paling penting dan sangat vital di dalam kehidupan ini
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peace the world

CukupKlikSaja mengatakan...

"Green is the new Black!"