In this ever-increasing eco-conscious world we live, water is on the tip of everybody’s tongues. America is facing major crises with floods in some regions, hundreds of wild fires in others, and droughts throughout. As horrible as all of that may sound, the majority of us can all still go to our faucet (because we are drinking from our faucets and not sucking at the teet of the plastic bottle!) and access clean drinking water without a whole lot of effort. Sadly, this is not the case for many people worldwide.
But with the simple act of putting on a yard sale, you can help change that!
Blue Planet Run Foundation, a small non-profit working on water projects worldwide, is getting the word out with their campaign, “Clear Clutter for Clean Water”. Here’s how it works: Organize a neighborhood yard sale (the bigger, the better, the more fun). Create a blue box to collect any money earned from selling items that are… well, BLUE. Voila! Instant hero material! Post these facts on the outside of the box and let people know they are helping you save lives:
Fact: 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water.
Fact: Countless women and children walk on average 4 miles just to fetch a jug of water that is not guaranteed to be safe to drink.
Fact: 30 dollars provides one person with a lifetime supply of safe drinking water!
Take photos, tell Blue Planet Run Foundation your story, and they’ll make you a hero on their website. Send to.
Tax deductibles donation can be mailed to: Blue Planet Run Foundation. 500 Sansome Street, Suite 205, San Francisco, CA 94111
For more information, go to www.blueplanetrun.org.