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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.
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.
In the months leading up to the April 18th Live Earth Run for Water one thing has become obvious. The entire world is in love with Facebook. In addition to keeping up with friends and loved ones, Facebook is a virtual land of possibility and a hopeful one at that. We hope that you're already a Live Earth fan (if not, just click below). The Run for Water is only one month away, and you can help make a difference just by becoming a fan and spreading the word via Facebook and your other favorite social networks.
Los Angeles and Atlanta Talent for April 18th
We are excited to announce that two-time GRAMMY Award-winner Melissa Etheridge, and multi-platinum three-time GRAMMY Award-winner Rob Thomas, performed live at the April 18th Los Angeles and Atlanta events respectively. The largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis, the Dow Live Earth Run for Water is a series of 6km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to get water), culminating with water education villages and live musical performances.
Two-time GRAMMY Award-winner and one-time Academy Award winner for Best Song for the Al Gore documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" Melissa Etheridge, and multi-platinum three-time GRAMMY Award-winner Rob Thomas, performed live at the April 18th Los Angeles and Atlanta events, respectively. The largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis, the Dow Live Earth Run for Water is a series of 6km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to get water), culminating with water education villages and live musical performances.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and former U.S. President Bill Clinton unveiled a new United Nations program to raise money to help fight HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and more. Through the program, called MASSIVEGOOD, travelers can donate a minimum of $2 on top of their airfare to support an international UN Health financing initiative by clicking on MASSIVEGOOD. Five clicks, the equivalent of $10, bought an insecticide-treated bed net, while 25 clicks was enough to pay for a year’s worth of HIV medication for one child.
Six-time Grammy Award-winning The Black Eyed Peas is committed to clean energy and promoting comprehensive climate legislation reform on its current tour. The Peas, who performed at Live Earth 07.07.07 in London, announced a partnership with three of our favorite green organizations: Green for All, Rethink, and the League of Conservation Voters.