Drinks water fountain

Published on March 22nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe


World Water Day 2011

Running water fountain.

Did you know that today was World Water Day? I didn’t realize until I came across a World Water Day post on our sister site, Planetsave.

We’ve talked about water around here before, but I don’t think it ever hurts to take a look at our water system again. If you’re reading this site, chances are that you’re fortunate enough to have ready access to clean, safe drinking water. Many folks aren’t so lucky. With the recent news about cuts to water infrastructure here in the U.S. as part of the 2012 federal budget, World Water Day couldn’t have come at a better time.

We need a strong water infrastructure to ensure that we and our children continue to have access to safe drinking water. Without one, the burden falls to on corporations (read: the bottled water industry) and to individuals. We need more funding for a clean water infrastructure, not to rely more on bottled water. Bottled water costs more per liter than gasoline, a cost that many of our country’s poor wouldn’t be able to afford.

Food & Water Watch recently published a very thought-provoking piece on American’s Poor and the Human Right to Water, and World Water Day felt like the appropriate time to share it with you guys. I encourage you to give it a read! If you don’t have time to read, maybe you’d like to let your representatives know that you support a strong water infrastructure! Here’s a simple form to send a letter to your reps.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by joshme17

Keep up with the latest sustainable food news by signing up for our free newsletter. CLICK HERE to sign up!

Tags: , , , , ,

About the Author

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

One Response to World Water Day 2011

  1. Zach says:

    I read recently that we put a lot more money into infrastructure that we see (i.e. roads not water) and are facing a pretty serious water infrastructure problem bcs of it. send the letter above!

Back to Top ↑
  • Let’s Connect!

  • Advertisements

  • Popular Posts & Pages

    Whether you are looking to completely give up animal products or just want to try eating vegan some of the time, we want to support you! Below, you’ll find articles answering some common questions about vegan cooking and nutrition. If you don’t see your question answered below, please get in touch with us! We are happy to investigate for you!

    Find out what's in season now, plus get plenty of recipe inspiration to help you make the most of every season's beautiful, local fare.

    I love infographics. When I came across this one about what, how, and when to plant vegetables, I thought I’d share. Keep reading after the pic for a few of my own lessons learned.

    Putting a healthy meal together can be difficult on a busy weeknight. These quick, easy, healthy meals make even weeknight cooking a breeze.

    Looking for an all vegan grocery store? Even if you’re not lucky enough to have one in your town, there are lots of online options for vegan grocery shopping.

  • Advertisements

  • Search the IM Network

  • The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by, and do not necessarily represent the views of Sustainable Enterprises Media, Inc., its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.