Posts Tagged ‘Water Conservation’

The United Nations Watercourses Convention, Favorite Things for a CAUSE, Water Conservation

Water conservation is not an uncommon subject around the world nowadays. Actually, the conversation has been going on for decades. We understand what it’s like to experience a drought where water is limited for basic usage. We also witness how many non-profit organizations are working to provide clean drinking water to the millions of people who do not have access to it. This is one reason why it is vital to monitor and control the water we waste every day, because as the old adage says: You don’t miss the water til the well runs dry!”

If you never heard of The United Nations Watercourses Convention, let us introduce them to you. The United Nations Watercourses Convention came into force on August 17, 2014. The agreement provides an international framework on fresh water supplies to improve water security, with a focus on global cooperation and conflict resolution. Green charities hail the efforts to improve water security across borders by this new UN Global fresh water management convention.

How are you personally addressing water conservation in your home? The global water crisis is a very real thing and if we don’t quickly do our part to avoid water waste and contamination, the one life source that we need will not be there when we need it. Learn more about the United Nations Watercourses convention by visiting their website http://www.unwatercoursesconvention.org/.

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EarthShare North Carolina, NC Environmental and Conservation Nonprofit, EarthSharePreserving and enhancing the natural environment is the purpose and mission behind EarthShare North Carolina’s 70 member non-profits. They partner with businesses across the state to engage employees in work of their members. Educating employees about the value of protecting North Carolina’s natural resources and promoting participation in the work of these organizations, brings much needed support.

EarthShare North Carolina organizations are working everyday to accomplish the following:

  • Protect and clean North Carolina’s air and drinking water
  • Preserve parks, rivers, forests, and heritage lands
  • Prevent urban sprawl and create smart growth
  • Adopt and implement pollution prevention strategies
  • Restore wetlands and preserve wildlife habitat
  • Promote energy conservation
  • Educate children and all residents to be stewards of our natural heritage
  • Improve the health and quality of life of North Carolina’s residents

EarthShare North Carolina’s member groups work locally, nationally and internationally to protect and preserve human health and all aspects of our environment. North Carolina based organizations who are members of the EarthShare NC Federation include:

  • Audubon North Carolina
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
  • Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
  • Carolina Raptor Center, Inc.
  • Carolina Tiger Rescue
  • Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
  • Clean Air Carolina
  • Conservation Trust for North Carolina
  • Eno River Association
  • Environmental Defense Fund, North Carolina
  • Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
  • Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation
  • North Carolina Big Sweep, Inc.
  • North Carolina Coastal Federation
  • North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
  • North Carolina Conservation Network
  • North Carolina League of Conservation Voters Foundation
  • North Carolina Rail-Trails, Inc.
  • North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
  • North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Inc.
  • Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, Inc.
  • Piedmont Land Conservancy
  • SEEDS
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Tar River Land Conservancy, Inc.
  • Toxic Free North Carolina
  • Triangle Land Conservancy
  • Trout Unlimited, North Carolina
  • Western North Carolina Alliance

By supporting these well-respected and responsible environmental, and conservation organizations will help EarthShare pursue their mission to strengthen the environmental community in North Carolina. For more information about EarthShare, who they support and how you can get involved go to http://www.earthsharenc.org/.