Month: August 2013

Clean water vs. Dirty water: Which one would you choose?

Many people think of water as unlimited, however it’s not, it’s a finite resource. Although 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water less than 3% is fresh water, and .08% is viable as water suitable for human and animal consumption, meaning that nearly 1 billion people go without clean water everyday. http://youtu.be/cpUI0jjR-_U Internationally…
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Why Water is a Basic Human Need

How often do you think about the water you’re using when you take a shower, wash your clothes, or flush the toilet? Probably not often. But… Water is a basic human need that links us all. An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses…
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Enraging and Engaging – Inspired by Rose George & Let’s Talk Crap…

http://youtu.be/Ixix7nMI1o8 Fact of Life: There are 1.7 billion cases of diarrhea every year.That’s 1 in 5 children worldwide. We’ve all had diarrhea, it’s inconvenient, and annoying, but at most means a day off from work or school, a visit to the doctor, and a little medicine.  In the United States adults have diarrhea about four…
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Have you heard about Deepika Kurup and her Solar-Powered Water Purifier?

http://youtu.be/a6kegkC7-oo There are a plethora of problems that plague the planet. Famine, disease, dirty water… After a visit to India, one young girl, Deepika Kurup, was inspired to find a solution to unsafe drinking water. “When on vacation in India, I witnessed the sight of children drinking dirty water from a stagnant pool. I instantly…
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Jack Andraka – An Inspiring Teenager

http://youtu.be/Q3J-yqsF5uM Upon hearing the story of Jack Andraka, a 15-year old teenager who developed a quick, easy and simple way for the early detection of pancreatic cancer, I started to think of the many ways that young people are contributing to our global progress. Jack’s story is inspiring, not just because it’s going to revolutionize…
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