Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Water. As I sit here and begin to try to write about it, I'm not sure what to write, there are so many different issues surrounding water. There are people in the world who have no access, there are some very wasteful ways that we use it, the list goes on.

Others are affected again and again by our water use. Are we using it wisely or throwing it down the drain like waste?

I'm having a difficult time deciding what to write in regards to water, because there are so many issues. There are issues of access to water and how much time it takes people to get it. Are those same people and others getting clean water? There's the environment, how are we choosing to use water? Are we making choices that make life worse for others.

In developed countries we have access to clean water all the time and yet we regularly buy water bottles, which don't always get recycled and end up creating more waste.

There are so many issues around water, but what if we each chose to tackle one? What kind of impact could we have if each person chose to do something to make this issue just a little bit smaller?

The Blog Action Day topic of water was to get people thinking and talking about something on a day to see what kinds of changes we could make. The website contains some good information about the issues of water around the world. I know that for me, it has made a bit of a difference in education, which I hope will result in action. How can I help? What can I do that might make this problem less, even if it's only slightly less?

Ghandi said "we need to be the change we wish to see in the world." What kind of a change do we want to see? How should it affect the lives we are living?

A very inspiring video:

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