WORLD WATER DAY
Today, March 22, is World Water Day.
[photo by Stacey Lazos]
Not to be a downer, but water statistics suck.
By 2050 we will have more plastic in the ocean than fish which is going to be pretty hard on the wildlife that live there who will be forced to find table scraps elsewhere.
Some won’t have a choice like the almost 2 billion people who don’t have access to safe drinking water or sanitation and hygiene.
The amount of fresh water will continue to decline as more and more is degraded through manufacturing effluent or given over to wasteful agricultural practices…
…reaching even the remotest of streams…
…while pesticides, herbicides and other cides, that we think we need to survive will degrade the integrity of the rest.
Before we are forced, perhaps it’s time to look for alternative, sustainable ways to grow food that aren’t so hard on the planet.
And maybe step back and say a prayer of gratitude for water in all its incarnations.
Let’s protect what we ourselves need to survive.
Want to make a splash?
Be like water. Be everywhere. Give freely. Accept all without judgment. Stand with water, the pure, clear, clean and unadulterated version. Let’s make water security a right for all people. We can’t be without it.