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World Water Day, Water, Water Crisis, International World Water Day, United NationsToday is World Water Day, which is celebrated annually on March 22.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.

As we continue to ensure that every person around the world has access to clean drinking water, let’s also be mindful of our carelessness when it comes to illegally dumping pollutants contaminating our waterways and oceans. While there is still a lot of work yet to be done, there is so much that we can do individually to make this effort possible. Check out the reputable clean water organizations who are making strides to help millions of people around the world have access to clean water.

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World Water Day, Water, Water Sustainability

Today we celebrate World Water Day, a day for water and water for sustainable development. The United Nations General Assembly designated March 22, 1993 as the first World Water Day. We know that water is the most important resource in the world and essential to our health. Did you know that a human being can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water? As defined by Wikipedia, water is a transparent fluid which forms the world’s streams, lakes, oceans and rain, and is the major constituent of the fluids of living things.

Did you know that 70% of the human brain consists of water and that water makes up about 66 percent of the human body? Did you know that it takes 300 tons of water to manufacture 1 ton of steel, to create one pint of beer it takes 20 gallons of water or to produce 500 sheets of paper 1,321 gallons of water is required? To take our precious H2O for granted is wasteful, reckless and downright disrespectful to Mother Nature.

So today, let’s be grateful for the gift of water. Imagine life without it and that image will certainly put into perspective how dead everything would be…even for a cactus!

Happy World Water Day!

Indian Trail Elementary Students walk in honor of Earth Day and World Water Day to donate to the W3 Project.

Favorite Things for a CAUSE would like to commend the students of Indian Trail Elementary School in Indian Trail, North Carolina for doing such an outstanding  job with donating the miles they walked to help provide clean drinking water to people around the world who do not have access to clean drinking water. For more information about how you can donate miles or sponsor miles, go to www.filtersfast.com/w3.

Indian Trail Students Donate Their Miles To Save Lives!

The enthusiasm in the eyes of children when they contribute and accomplish something to help thousands of people around the world, is a sight that will bring you to your humble knees. Many of the students at Indian Trail Elementary School in Indian Trail, North Carolina participated in The W3 Project World Water Day Challenge, in their quest to donate each mile they walked for this special project.

Watching the look of anticipation on the faces of each one of these children, literally brings tears to your eyes. They represented diverse ethnicities, genders, personalities and socio-economic backgrounds, which meant absolutely nothing when it came down to walking for a worthy cause.

Upon completion of walking for the W3 Project, students were awarded certificates and a special bag of goodies for their hard work and dedication by donating their miles to provide clean drinking water to at least one person for an entire year. 3M Filtrete made a generous donation to Indian Trail Elementary School and sponsored every mile that each student walked. The W3 Project includes the partnerships of Filtersfast.comWine to Water andTrekDesk. Together, they are building a community of humanitarians walking in the pursuit of health and wellness for everyone.

It’s amazing how these children understood the concept that 1 mile = 1 year of clean drinking water for 1 person, while bringing attention to the obesity problem we face in our society. We want to thank the following people from Indian Trail Elementary School who were instrumental in making this project a remarkable success:

Candice Boatright, Principal

Allison Audet, P.E. Teacher

Jenna Mayhew, PTO President

Teachers: Ms. Feinstein, Ms. Baker, Ms. Dixon, Ms. Landers, Ms. Reese, Ms. Rochfort, Ms. Yalich and Ms. Hamilton

Kelly Ransbottom, Bookkeeper

We would like to again thank 3M Filtrete for their sponsorship and to all of the students who unselfishly donated their miles for such a worthy cause, thank you for a job well done! To the parents and guardians of these students, thank you so much for supporting them. See you next year!

(Full Story blog from Filtered Files

http://www.filtersfast.com/blog/index.php/2012/05/miles-donated-by-students-for-w3-project/)