by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Causes, Environment, People.

Known for his environmental efforts, Edward Norton is lending a helping hand for people to receive access to clean water.

With about 880,000,000 people living without clean water, Norton has decided to back the ‘Donate to Drink $2 Million Challenge‘ campaign.

“It’s not just a Bandaid or a superficial gesture,” Norton said. “This is a real practical solution to solving the world’s drinking problems for millions of people.”

So far, $1,313,420 has been raised! By donating, Water For People can continue to build wells, improve sanitation and provide potable water. In addition, you can receive gifts including jewelry, a stainless steel water bottle and a trip for two to Rwanda if you raise $1,000.

Check out Norton below as he advocates for this clean cause!

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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  • Green Joy

    What a stand-up guy. Sometimes I forget that it becomes easier for a cause to receive more support if a recognizable face is an advocate. Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Bono, and Edward Norton are perfect representatives because they are well-known and receive more media coverage. Philanthropies such as these are sometimes the only hope for less developed countries, especially those in war-torn areas. It is easy to take things for granted, like water, which is a problem for so many people.

    I raise my hat and applaud Edward Norton and other celebrities who carry such humanitarian flags. Praise should not be withheld from people behind t he scenes who keep all these programs running. Thank you and keep on doing such fine work!

    Cheers!
    Juan Miguel Ruiz (Gone Green with GreenJoyment)
    http://www.GreenJoyment.com