Walking for Water
Live Earth is very proud to partner with Walking for Water, a school-based program to raise awareness around World Water Day on March 22nd. Participating students are sponsored by friends and family and commit to walking 6 kilometers (3.73 miles), carrying 6 liters (1.59 gallons) of water in backpacks to raise funds to finance water projects in developing countries that need it most.
In preparation for the walk, teachers and guest lecturers educate the children about the importance of clean water and adequate sanitation in developing countries.
Developed in the Netherlands, Walking for Water is a fundraising and awareness concept created by Aqua for All. Students collect funds in person and through online fundraising tools. From just a few hundred children walking at the first event, 2009 saw 18,000 children from 380 schools walk for water. In 2009 this program raised more than $1.4 million to support clean, safe, drinking water projects.
Click here to get your school involved by registering and to download the free information.
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Watch some cool footage from the 2009 Walking for Water event in the Netherlands below: