--"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Water. It's chemical make-up is simple: 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom. Ocean water covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface and contains 97 percent
of the planet's water.
Up to 60%
of the human body is water, and no human can survive much longer than 10-14
days without it.
Yet most of us take water for granted.
The next time you take a shower, flush the toilet, turn on your faucet or put an ice cube in your child's drink, think about what your life would be like without water. (Personally, I still haven't forgotten what it was like to face a few days without power and water when my twins were born in the middle of a frigid New England winter.)
Even though we all need it for survival, nearly 1 billion
people in the world don't have access to safe water and 2.5 billion people don't have access to a toilet. It's 2012, and more people have a cell phone than a toilet! It's staggering to think about this isn't it?
The good news: Starting September 6, a social media movement by diverse bloggers aims to save lives by giving the of gift water through Water.org
Working virtually alongside celebrity Matt Damon
and Gary White (both co-founders of Water.org) members of The Mission List
are writing daily posts for 10 days to save 10 lives
as part of a fundraiser to raise money to bring clean water to devastated Haiti.
Think about it: In the time it takes to pour a glass of water or read this post, a person can donate ($25) and give one person water for his or her lifetime.
I'll drink to that!
# # # The Mission List - Water.org campaign bloggers are:
My So-Called Sensory Life Mother of All Trips
Salsa Pie Onward Full Tilt Motherhood The Truth Passports with Purpose Living on Love Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care
Love Like Johnny and June Donuts, Dresses and Dirt
Leigh vs Laundry TerraSavvy The Southern Institute Inward Facing Girl
for updates and follow The Mission List
on Twitter using hashtags #10Days10LivesTML and #10Days10Lives. Water.org
fundraising is open to anyone interested in the cause.
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