It’s easy to take water for granted. Water is a basic necessity for life, and it’s readily accessible for so many of us. But for 780 million people around the world, clean water is not a part ofeveryday life. Water can only be collected after walking for miles, carrying heavy containers, and paying exorbitant prices. Even then, the water is not guaranteed to be clean or safe.
Water.org works to solve this crisis. They go beyond offering monetary solutions and handouts and actually empower developing areas economically. The charity works with indigenous local partners to solve their water issues on a case-by-case basis, as opposed to simply installing a well and moving on. Gaining access to clean water is a stepping stone to a brighter economy, and Water.org highlights that.
World Water Day (March 22nd) aims to promote awareness of the water crisis to those of us who are lucky enough to take clean water for granted. The day was started by the UN in 1992, and the Water.org charity has been helping to observe it. Making full use of our internet-based culture, Water.org has been effective at garnering the public’s attention and starting a conversation about the water crisis.
The Nobu Green Tea charity is currently donating the proceeds from every cup of green tea ordered at Nobu Restaurants to Water.org. Since starting the initiative in 2011, Nobu Green Tea charity has raised over $750,000. You can learn more about the Water.org mission and how to personally help out by going to their website.