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by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, Environment, People
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Photo: Water.org

Matt Damon may not be running for president, but he is changing the lives of millions of people internationally by cleaning up the world’s drinking water. Nearly 900 million out of the 6.7 billion people on earth don’t have access to clean water. Damon is the man with a plan to fix that.

In December of last year Damon declared his preference for a water bottle as a gift over the ever popular snuggie. The actor and activist is continuing his efforts to raise funds for his organization Water.org by again offering a limited edition water bottle. $10 from each purchase goes towards the mission.

The CamelBak Groove bottle is BPA free and one of the easiest ways possible to help reduce the trash in the oceans. Considering back in 2009 only 28% of plastic water bottles were recycled, investing in one for yourself makes you a human rights supporter and an environmental advocate. Isn’t it nice when one cause helps another?

Damon said about the issue, “I think what resonates with me most is when you see people living without clean water and they’re forced to scavenge for water and basically use up all of their time just doing that. You realize that they’re in such a crippling cycle of poverty; it’s just a death spin that they can’t possibly get out of.”

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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