Blog Action Day 2010: Clean Water

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Today is blog action day, a day where more than thousands of bloggers from around the globe will blog about one issue. One burning issue will be the focus of the post. Last year, more than 13,000 bloggers participated from 152 countries. The event chosen for this years blog action day is to create awareness around clean water.

Water was chosen by user vote on Change.org’s blog.

Change.org estimates almost 1 billion people across the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. It’s shocking that one in six people don’t have clean drinking water. Approximately 4,500 children die each day from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation facilities.

Blog Action day is about you and how you can make a difference in people’s lives by creating and raising awareness around water issues.

Blog Action Day 2010

How to get involved

Blog Action Day 2010: Water from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.

Support Blog Action Day

Register your blog at Blog Action Day and contribute a post today
Sign up the petition to encourage UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to continue the UN’s life-saving work bringing water and sanitation to developing nations. You can also embed the petition request as a widget.
Raise funds for water through charity: water’s fundraising portal.

You can also follow @blogactionday on twitter.

What do you think ? Will such events create awareness and make lives better for the less privileged.

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  • Dave Lucas October 15, 2010, 11:37 am

    Thanks for joining us today! +|O:| – WATER IS LIFE! Please check out my contribution to the Blog Day 2010 initiative:

    http://dave-lucas.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-action-day-2010-resource-we-take.html

  • buy p90x October 16, 2010, 7:18 am

    I had no idea that over 4000 children die each day from ban water. This is unacceptable. I hope that one day I will be able to give some back and at least stop some of these deaths from unclean water from ever happening.

    – Robert

  • ZK October 16, 2010, 7:35 am

    To get involved in clean water and sanitation projects you can check out Ryan Well’s website.

    http://www.ryanswell.ca/home.aspx

    “The Ryan’s Well Foundation grew from the commitment of one boy, Ryan Hreljac, who learned of the great need for clean and safe water in developing countries in his 1st grade class. With the support of friends, family and the community, Ryan raised enough money to build a well in Africa. In 1999, at age seven, Ryan’s first well was built at Angolo Primary School in northern Uganda. To this day, the well continues to serve the community.

    Although Ryan started raising money for water projects in 1998, the Foundation was not formed until 2001. Since then, Ryan’s Well has helped build over 600 water and sanitation projects in 16 countries bringing safe water and improved sanitation services to over 685,000 people.”

    • Kylee October 19, 2010, 9:21 am

      Thank you so much for taking the time to share Ryan’s story and the work of the Foundation this Blog Action Day!

      Your help is truly appreciated!!

      From all of us at the Ryan’s Well Foundation
      http://www.ryanswell.ca

      • ZK October 19, 2010, 10:45 am

        Thanks Kylee for commenting here…you people have been doing an amazing job, let me know if I can be of any help in future

  • Aluminum Cases October 18, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Those are some disturbing statistics. It makes you really appreciate not being one of the 1 in 6. We all take it for granted that we turn on the tap and out comes clean drinking water.

    • ZK October 19, 2010, 10:41 am

      That is so true…we take a lot for granted: water, food and so much more

  • Property October 18, 2010, 11:40 pm

    These statistical figures tell us that how lucky we are that we are able to drink clean water but this isn’t the end of story.At least we people try to get clean water for those people who are lacking these.

  • Felicia @ No Deposit Poker October 20, 2010, 9:59 pm

    Just as many people from all over the world die of hunger each day, there are also problems regarding the supply of clean water. Thanks for sharing this post. Will share news this to my friends.

  • spindle repair November 21, 2010, 8:19 pm

    Wow I didn’t know there was such thing as Blog action day. I think the awareness of clean water is a very good topic to blog about. Since the big bp oil spill its good for people to realize how important clean water is.