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California is one step closer to a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Mother's Day is this Sunday May 8th! Time is running out for finding the right, sustainable gift for Mom but you can always surprise her with a healthy, organic, home-cooked breakfast in bed! Here are some great recipes from our friends at Your Daily Thread and Healthy Voyager. Do you have anything special planned for Mother's Day?
Safe Water Today a project of the Los Angeles based Earth Rights Institute 501(c)3 was a participant along with about a half dozen other organizations in the water village at the Los Angeles Live Earth Event. We focus on getting clean and safe water to those in need through the use of low cost low tech point of use Home Water Treatment Systems like the "The Extremely Affordable Gravity Powered Tulip Siphon Filter" and the Ceramic Pot Filter.
The Dow Live Earth Run for Water was well attended in Singapore with more than 4,000 runners! Singaporeans are very supportive in charity runs usually and they often participate to marathons.
Non-profit beneficiary Lien Aid also around 300 visitors at our booth and managed to collect good signatures for the petition for "water as a basic Human Right." Watch the highlight video from the event below!
This page briefly outlines what each Gap Adventures office did for their runs -- We ran in London, Cusco, Lima, San Jose, Cape Town and Toronto, where our run fees contributed to local water projects.
In Cusco, Peru our run was a hike, through the Sacred Valley, where earlier this year 80 families that we work with (they are Gap Adventures porters for our Inca Trail trips and women who belong to Planeterra's Women's Weaving Cooperative), were devastated by floods, landslides and lost almost everything. Planeterra's project manager, Danielle Weiss, organized a relief trip with Gap Adventures staff and passengers who were currently travelling with the company. They hiked 6km to the base of one of the Sacred Valley communities and distributed food, supplies and lunch and played soccer with the kids. The full story on that can be found here.
World Malaria Day presents a unique opportunity to raise awareness about malaria and to mobilise communities across the world to get involved in the fight against this disease.
UNEP (the United Nations Environmental Programme) is a Live Earth non-profit partner. This was originally posted at UNEP.org.
Geneva (Switzerland)/Nairobi (Kenya), 16 April 2010 - "Every step and every drop counts to solve the water crisis."
This is the rallying cry of the global Live Earth Run for Water campaign which on Sunday 18 April will mobilize communities in more than 175 cities around the world to raise awareness of the growing scarcity of safe, clean water.
A series of 6km community runs or walks will take place over the course of 24 hours, accompanied in some cities by educational Water Villages and sustainably-managed concerts featuring international artists.
From outer space it looks like we live on a blue planet. And we do – 70 percent of Earth is covered by water. But only a tiny percentage of that water is fit for human consumption. If you could fit all the water in the world into a gallon jug, less than a teaspoon of that would be available for our use. And as glaciers on all continents retreat, that teaspoon is shrinking.
Click here to read this post in Indonesian
In 2010, for the very first time Indonesia is participating in a global movement created by Live Earth. Concentrating on water crisis problem, this activity is using the power of entertainment to raise people’s awareness. Dow Live Earth Run For Water Bali is given full support not only from social institutions, but also from the Indonesian top artists.