Run for Water
Some of the most successful Run for Water events were organized and hosted by people just like you. Thanks to our Friends of Live Earth support toolkit and green guidelines for distributed events, April 18th was a day dedicated to awareness of the water crisis in cities from Tortola to Tirana, Riyadh to Rocky Mount, Vienna to Waxahachie.
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.
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7,000 runners gathered on April 18 in Mexico City to celebrate one more step for Water, colorful painted the Auditorio Nacional, music and dance that filled our hearts, Kany Garcia, Sandoval and the untapped knowledge of the Villa Aquatic everything under the expectant eyes who admired the convergence of wills. Environmental experience filled to cover all present.
With more than 500 volunteers filled the path of life and the presence of environmental educators encouraged participants to return to the path of ecological care, make a difference means going beyond the economic cost, is to consider the environmental cost of all our actions, every drop counts in this race, before, during and after .... Thank you for participating.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Live Earth Fundraise for Water Giveaway!
The campaign was very successful and added to the total funds raised for Global Water Challenge. But there could only be one Grand Prize Winner.
Congratulations to Linda Moore of Maryland, who we sent to New York City (on the train!) for the April 18th Dow Live Earth Run for Water in Prospect Park along with her husband.
More than 7,000 people took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Sunday April 18th for the 6K Live Earth Maratón del Agua. The event, benefiting Argentina-based clean water solutionn non-profit Espacio Agua, also featured a live performance by Kevin Johansen + The Nada. Watch video from the event below and check out more photos from Buenos Aires here as well as at maratondelagua.com.
The infield of Amsterdam's picturesque Olympisch Stadion was the stage for thousands of Live Earth participants on Sunday 18 April. But the stadium -- site of the 1928 Olympics -- also provided an epic backdrop for the heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands -- His Royal Highness Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange -- to take part in the 6K run.
Live Earth TV host Shira Lazar caught up with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, an artist and philanthropist who has been a big supporter of Live Earth's global initiative, at the Run for Water in Los Angeles. He emphasized the importance of spreading the word and getting involved: "Clean water for everyone is a basic human right. Water is a local issue and a global issue. A child dies every 20 seconds from unclean water, and with just 10 dollars you can have clean water for a year for one child."