Run for Water
Nearly 150 million Americans attend a baseball, basketball, hockey, or football game each year.
Team and stadium owners, as well as league officials, are getting wise to different ways to save while still providing a great experience for fans.
The National Football League has a green advisory committee to help it, among others things, stop water waste. The PGA of America teamed up with Audubon International to conserve water and encourage wildlife preservation. And Major League Baseball hooked up with the Natural Resources Defense Council to create sustainable stadium operations and team practices.
Water savings is a top priority for sports professionals and enthusiasts because water is so critical to game playing, whether its to keep the field green or the athletes hydrated.
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.
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Mexico City is one of more than 100 cities that will participate in global events to raise money and awareness of the global water crisis on April 18th.
As many of your know, I am participating in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water on April 18. It's when I see things like the battle over the Chesapeake Clean Water Act that I feel compelled to participate. Dubbed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as the Biggest Fight for Clean Water the United States has seen, this Act seeks to turnaround decades of neglect.
This World Water Day, Live Earth is urging citizens to step up and help solve one of the greatest challenges of this generation – the global water crisis. On April 18th, people around the world can join Live Earth in more than 100 cities at the Dow Live Earth Run for Water -- a series of 6 km run/walks (symbolic of the average distance many women and children walk every day to secure water), combined with live concerts and water education activities that will ignite a global movement to help solve the water crisis. World-renowned artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Rob Thomas and The Parlotones, as well as supporters Alexandra Cousteau, Pete Wentz, Angelique Kidjo, Carl Lewis, Kara Goucher, Dean Karnazes, Jenny Fletcher and The Prince of Orange will join forces to support the cause on April 18th.
Water is a basic human right, and yet nearly one billion people on this planet don't have access to it. Every day, thousands of women and children die due to lack of adequate drinking water. Eighty-eight percent of diarrheal cases worldwide are linked to inadequate and unsafe water. These cases result in 1.5 million annual deaths, mostly among children under the age of five. In these areas, women and children are forced to walk 6 km (3.7 miles) each day to secure water that is likely unsuitable for drinking.
World Water Day is on Monday, March 22nd, 2010 and is a crucial moment in the fight against the global water and sanitation crisis that effects thousands of people every single day. Live Earth's NGO partners are organizing many of the events taking place on World Water Day around the world.
No matter where you are in the world you can bring awareness to World Water Day!
Click here to check out some of the ways you can take part.