Even though yesterday was World Water Day, I still wanted to bring your attention to the United Nation's push to improve water quality worldwide. Did you know that although 3/4 of the Earth is covered in water, only 2.5% of it is freshwater and of that, 1% is available for our use? It's easy for us to run to the fridge and grab a glass, but for nearly one billion people, clean water is much harder to access. And according to UNICEF, lack of safe drinking water and proper sanitation contribute to approximately 2.2 million deaths worldwide. Visit US World Water Day to find out how you can help the cause.
The National Geographic Society is also spreading the word on this year's theme - "Clean Water for a Healthy World - by providing a digital edition of their April 2010 "Water: Our Thirsty World" for free download until April 2nd. This interactive issue will not only have everything in the print edition, but animated features, rollover graphics, video profiles and extra photo galleries as well. Hopefully it will open your eyes and inspire you to act. (via Boston.com)