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On March 20, 2012, Ecorazzi will donate our social media status updates to a charity: Water.org. We will be joined by others, like yourself, who want to help spread the word about the water crisis and Water.org’s mission: to create safe and sustainable access to water for the nearly one billion people without it.
Want to learn more on your own, use different messaging, or create your own? Below we’ve got a plethora of information to choose from!
Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.
World Water Day is March 22, 2012. World Water Day was founded in 1993 by the United Nations. While different groups use it to highlight different impacts of water on this day, Water.org uses the entire week to lift up their mission: sustainable safe water access for the nearly a billion people currently without it. The goal is to make this a reality in our lifetime.
Learn about Water Facts and the Solutions that Water.org implements together with local partners. Find out how you can help beyond giving. Includes lesson plans for teachers, TEAM Water.org for athletes, and more.
Make one of these your status (and switch it up throughout the day!):
More people have a mobile phone than a toilet. #ShowerDrinkFlush Spread the word for @Water.org http://water.org/water-crisis/
Talk about a waste of time! The time women collectively spend each day collecting water could result in construction of 28 Empire State Buildings. #MicroistDay http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/women/
I used more water taking my shower this morning than many people use in an entire day. #ShowerDrinkFlush Please share! http://water.org/water-crisis/
Check out this time-lapse video of the walk for water that these women in Ethiopia must do… twice a day! #MicroistDay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhRP-zx-EBU
“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin https://www.facebook.com/water #MicroistDay
Take the Life by the Liter survey to find out how much water you are using each day and how long it would take to collect it. Share the results!
Change your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo. (Click the image below, a large image will open. Right click the image and “Save As” to your desktop. Then you can upload the photo to your Facebook profile.)
Three things most of the world can’t do: take a hot shower, drink a safe glass of @water, & flush away yesterday’s dinner. #ShowerDrinkFlush
The time women spend each day collecting water could build 28 Empire State Buildings A DAY. http://water.org/water-crisis/
The #water in your toilet is cleaner than the water nearly one billion people have to drink. RT if you’re surprised. #MicroistDay @water
“When the well is dry, we know the worth of #water.” – Benjamin Franklin #MicroistDay for @water
Fill in the blank: Every ___ seconds, a child dies from a preventable water-related disease.#MicroistDay http://water.org/water-crisis/
20. Every 20 sec a child dies from a preventable water-related disease. Let’s fix this. http://water.org/ #MicroistDay
Change out your Twitter background in honor of Water Day.
Here are some amazing infographics that are perfect for pinning!
Pin one of these posters to your Pinterest board to show your celebratory spirit for Water Day:
More photos available on Water.org’s Flickr.
Below you’ll find some great videos to share. If you are a video blogger, we encourage you to make a special video for Microist Day. Reach out to your audience and let them know what you’ve learned or how it makes you feel. Imagine if you had to walk over 3 miles a day to get water…if you couldn’t shower, drink clean water, or use a toilet. Video is such an incredible medium. Use it!
Find even more videos on Water.org’s YouTube Channel.
All of the above are simply ideas on how you can get the word out. Take on this project and make it your own. Write a blog post, MySpace the heck out of this thing, or whatever other mode strikes your fancy. Thanks for participating!
Featured image photo credit: Flickr