Water, the stuff of life

Do you ever stop to think about the water you drink and use every day?

World Water Day is tomorrow, Thursday, March 22. Started in 1993 by the United Nations, World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Water is probably something you don’t give a lot of thought to on a daily basis…

When you’re thirsty, you go to your fridge, a faucet, or a water fountain and you get a drink. Because it’s there and therefore you can.

When you want a shower, you go into the bathroom and take one. Because it’s there and  therefore you can.

When you want to do laundry, you go to your washer and start a load. Because it’s there and therefore you can.

When you want water, it’s there.

Water is necessary for life. Without it, you will die of dehydration.

Water is necessary for producing the food we eat, whether it’s growing crops or raising animals for consumption or even mixing up something as simple as bread.

Water is necessary for cleanliness, which is a basic aspect of sanitation and human health.

Water is necessary for so many things in life, from the creation of the products we use, the clothes we wear, and more.

And yet, not everyone in the world has access to clean water or even sufficient water.

Water is a resource that recycles itself repeatedly. Whatever you put into the water will return to you — to all of us — again and again. Water picks up everything it comes across, whether it’s toxins in the air, toxins in the ground, or toxins in the water, so be mindful of your role in the water cycle and do your part to keep water clean. For a list of helpful ideas, check out this great post at Green Living Ideas.

To determine your water usage, use this calculator to see what your water footprint is.

For more information on World Water Day, go check out the website. Read about the issues and how you can help. The UN also has a great website that you should go look at.

Tell the Eco Women: What do you do to save water?

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2 thoughts on “Water, the stuff of life

  1. Water is something I think about every day! It is my mission in life to educate people about water and how vital good water is for true health and how detrimental liquids like soda, sports drinks and bottled water are to the human body and how detrimental plastic bottles are to our planet. At our house we have an Enagic water ionizer that makes Kangen water, the healthiest liquid a person can consume.

  2. We have rain barrels and water-efficient dishwasher & washing machine. We never ever buy bottled water either. This issue doesn’t affect everybody now, but it will eventually I imagine.

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