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If you are working in a sustainable field or looking to transition into one, the Women In Green Forum is the must attend event of 2010.
The newest issue of National Geographic is dedicated entirely to water and how the world can work to protect this resource. There are some amazingly stunning photos of water around the word, as well as some great articles on everything that is important to this crisis – from state water issues in California, to water technology around the world.
Earth Hour 2010, on Saturday March 27th at 8:30pm (local time), is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future.
Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to Asia to the Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.
World Water Day is recognized every year on March 22nd. It's a day meant to recognize the single most important chemical compound for the preservation of human life -- water. In support of World Water Week, Underwriters Laboratories is asking consumers to pledge to reduce their household water usage and has launched an interactive ‘Save Your Water’ consumption calculator that shows consumers how to make simple lifestyle changes and take the pledge.
To bring awareness to World Water Day, 4,000 baby bottles containing polluted water stood in front of the federal palace of Switzerland in Bern, Switzerland. The action was organized by the Swiss association for International Cooperation Helvetas to symbolize and bring awareness to the 4,000 children who have to die every day because they lack clean drinking water.
Emmy-award winning musician and philanthropist Peter Buffett has teamed up with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Grammy award-winning musician Angelique Kidjo to release “A Song For Everyone” . This uplifting and vibrant song, with lyrics in both English and Yoruba, speaks to the power of educating girls and the effect it can have on communities, countries and the world.
100% of proceeds from the song will benefit the Batonga Foundation, an organization founded by Angelique to advance education for girls in Africa.
We are proud to continue highlighting the wonderful Friends of Live Earth Run for Water events being planned around the world for April 18, 2010.
The Friends of Live Earth Run for Water event in Lima, Peru has trespassed all boundaries known in Peru for helping and reducing water wasting habits. So far, the movement and attention generated in the pre-event arrangements, has attracted the attention of local media, tv artist, politicians and sport celebrities. Every single one bonded by one great cause!
On Thursday March 25th 2010, people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together offline to rally around important education causes by hosting local events to have fun and create awareness. Twestival uses social media for social good! All of the local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to the projects. This year the focus is education.
Click here for more information and to register your city.
The Salvation Army is one of our NGO partners in Sweden and is helping us to fight the global water crisis.
World Water Day is on Monday, March 22nd, and it's a crucial moment in the fight against the global sanitation and water crisis that’s killing thousands of people every single day. No matter where you are in the world you can celebrate World Water Day! Check out some of the ways below:
The World’s Longest Toilet Queue is a mass mobilization event and Guinness World Record attempt bringing together thousands of campaigners from across the world to demand real change.