Sunday, March 22, 2009


Because water is a human right...

Today is World Water Day. Do something positive. Think about how wonderful water is. Take a shorter show. Go get a low-flow showerhead.  Stop using bottled water.  Reuse your pasta cooking water to water your plants once it cools down. Flush less.

Two green team members honored world water day by watching the film BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS. This film was scary, anger invoking, hopeful and mostly amazing.  We recommend it. Here's the summary: Wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are today over over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive.  Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management.  Will ours too? Based on the groundbreaking book BLUE GOLD: THE FIGHT TO STOP THE CORPORATE THEFT OF THE WORLD'S WATER by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke. 

Check their site. 

Buy the Movie. 

Some cool related sites: Ryan's Well Foundation (trust us it will make you cry); Think Outside the Bottle; Bottlemania; Food and Water Watch; The Polaris Institute; 

About World Water Day

The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.  Since 1993, the United Nations General Assembly has designated March 22nd of each year as WORLD WATER DAY (WWD), to recognize the importance of water as a basic requirement of life and the need to manage this precious resource wisely. The main purpose of the day is to promote public awareness of the need to conserve and protect fresh water supplies and to encourage people around the world to promote and carry out activities related to the use and care of water resources.Learn More.

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