In 2007 the UNICEF Tap Project was born. And now March is all about the power of the glass, the water glass.
Ask yourself these questions…
- What is it that 990 million people around the world are without?
- What makes up approximately 70% of the human body and 70% of the earth’s surface?
- What is more basic to human life than the air we breathe?
- And, what is taken for granted more than any other living element on earth by the Western World?
The answer, as you have guessed already, is water. Not just any water, but clean, safe, potable water. While two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered with it, only 3% is fresh water. A finite resource, only 1% is readily available for human use.
With 4,100 children worldwide dying everyday from lack of drinking water, UNICEF has set grand goals. By the year 2015, just 3 years from now, their goal is to cut in half the number of those without a “sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation.”
The UNICEF 2012 Tap Project is a coordinated effort between restaurants, the patrons of those restaurants, students and corporate, community, celebrity and government participants along with UNICEF volunteers. March is dedicated to the Tap Project, the week of March 19th through 25th is dedicated to World Water Week, and March 22nd is World Water Day. When you go into a participating restaurant, you will know you are making a difference in a child’s life when asked to donate $1 for your glass of water.
Take a look at the UNICEF 2012 Tap Project promotional video:
Life is painful and short for so many children around the world. We can all make a difference this month.
Be healthy, live well!
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LouAnn Savage is publisher and editor of The Weekly Healthline, an online health and lifestyle publication. Subscribe free at: http://www.healthfitforlife.com. Follow her on twitter @louannsavage and join her on http://facebook.com/louannsavage. She is an Asea distributor. Her daughter, Lauren, works for UNICEF USA.
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