Not all the news is gloomy. It doesn’t require a hero to do something heroic. And there is great merit in even small acts of water-mindfulness — because of the acts themselves and because of the kind of people it makes us.
An 11-year-old Bolivian water frog named Romeo has been looking for his "Juliet" for the past decade to save his species. Global Wildlife Conservation, Match.com and the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative have teamed up for a fundraising campaign to find a mate for this lonely Sehuencas water frog.
The campaign is hoping to raise $15,000 before Valentine’s Day to support the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative’s 10 … [more…]
Iron removal plants have made tube well water potable, reducing water-borne diseases drastically. (Photo by Rakhi Ghosh)
Soudamini Palai of Ogalpur village in Kanas administrative block of Puri district is happy that her 5-member family now gets sufficient safe water for drinking, with no effort. But, a few years ago things were quite different. It was a strenuous work for the women of the village to provide clean drinking water
Most people don’t use plastic straws at home, so why are they so commonplace in restaurants? That was California teenager Shelby O’Neil’s revelation after watching a television spot for her state’s largest health care provider, Dignity Health. She didn’t keep that question to herself, instead composing an email that wound up in the inbox of the organization’s CEO, Lloyd Dean.
Autumn Peltier already has years of advocacy behind her. She’s met the prime minister, she’s attended the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly and she’s marched on the highway in the name of water protection. At just 13 years old, Peltier is now a nominee for the International Children’s Peace Prize.
The 151 nominees for the International Children’s Peace Prize were recently announced and the only Canadian candidate is … [more…]