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Water, Water Everywhere

Sometimes we take elements of our every day lives for granted.  The more you think about it, the longer the list of things potentially taken for granted becomes.  Maybe it is time for a little awareness booster shot.

It’s hard to imagine when I am paddling my kayak on a pristine lake here in Oregon that clean water is becoming increasingly more scarce… even here in the U.S.  Today, 40% of America’s rivers and 46% of America’s lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.  Globally, polluted drinking water is a problem for half of all human beings causing up to 10 million deaths annually.  We have created dead zones in our oceans larger than the state of Massachusetts.  What gives?

Water is everywhere and we just take it for granted.

Approximately 2.5 billion people own cell phones on this earth.  Nearly 2 billion people don’t have regular access to clean water.  Really?  How intelligent are we?  Are we solving the right problems?

Today is Blog Action Day.  This year it is a day to build awareness about the state of water on this earth.  It is a day for action.  Start small.  Cut your shower time in half.  Eliminate the use of bottled water. Dispose of your household waste properly.  Think.  Learn.  Get involved.  After all, the human body is made up of approximately 70% water.  It is essential for life as we know it.

Truth is, no resource is limitless.  Water.  Talent.  Time.

Don’t just think about it today.  Do something.

One Response to “Water, Water Everywhere”

  1. Ronnie Noize Says:

    Powerful call to action, Sue! Thank you.

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