Welcome to the International Year of Sanitation! So has the United Nations dubbed the theme for 2008 World Water Day -- the 15th annual UN-designed celebration to raise awareness of water issues around the world.
"The goal is to raise awareness and to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to reduce by half the proportion of the 2,6 billion people without access to basic sanitation by 2015." --UN General Assembly
Water issues affect billions of people globally. And the facts surrounding sanitation are astounding. So what can you do to help? First, read our recent story ("Tapped Out"). Then check out these awesome resources...
Tap Project: Participating restaurants encourage customers to donate $1 to help UNICEF provide clean water to kids around the world. Check the website for a list of featured restaurants, and hurry up and eat out: The Tap Project lasts only through this weekend!
WaterAid: This awesome website is a resource for information and is working toward providing clean water to people in need. Nature's Gate recently announced that it would partner with WaterAid in an effort to support rainwater harvesting.