World Water Day is March 22nd. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific topic of freshwater. This year the theme is Water and Energy – particularly addressing inequities, especially for the ‘bottom billion’ who live in slums and impoverished rural areas and survive without access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, sufficient food and energy services.

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Nelson Mandela

Did you know?

  • 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet.
  • 783 million people do not have access to clean water
  • almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.
  • 6+ million people die annually from water-related disasters and diseases.
  • Up to 90% of waste water in developing countries flows untreated into rivers, lakes and highly productive coastal zones, threatening health, food security and access to safe drinking and bathing water.
  • Due to economic growth and individual wealth our diets are shifting from predominantly vegetable/starch-based to meat and dairy, which require more water and energy

The Road that Changed Everything charity: water

What can we do to conserve water and energy?

  • Use your Libre as a water bottle – before Or after tea – the glass interior ensures fresh taste for your water ‘on the go’ too
  • Check your taps and water pipes for leakage
  • Shut water off while you brush and install lo flo shower heads โ€“ much better options these days for a great shower with less water
  • Join or donate to a water organization such as Global Womenโ€™s Water Initiative, Charity Water or Water.org
  • Attend a World Water Day event in your area and learn more
  • Turn down your heat in the bedroom during the day and the kitchen/living rooms at night. Consider purchasing Programmable Thermostats for your home

Click to Donate to water charities by clicking on Libreโ€™s Give First page โ€“
Click every day to start your day with gratitude!!

Share with us your World Water Day tip on conserving water for a chance to win the Libre Tea glass of your choice.

 

Comments (32)

  1. n.cassandra smith

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    We also use a rain barrel to water our veggies, we have installed low flow showerheads, faucets and toilets, we don’t take long showers.
    We made sure nothing was leaking in the pipes of our house and we use reusable water bottles for when we exercise or just to being along on trips.
    We also have a compost pile that we add food scraps to help make new soil for the garden, it conserves water by adding water holding matter to the soil which means that the plants don’t need to be watered as often.
    Conserving water is a big deal in our house since next year we are being put on water meters so learning good water saving habits now to save money later. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Brenda Young

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    Use a container of water to peel and wash vegetables and fruit, giving up a running facet.

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    I value my water and think everyone has the right to clean water. I still can’t believe how some companies are allowed to get away with polluting it. I try not to use too much by using the water saver, throwing the old animals water out on the garden, not running the faucet when I am brushing, checking the amount I use when watering the garden and much more.

  4. Keya Millionie

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    We don’t leave water running longer than we need to, I have a rain barrel though it’s not technically allowed where I live.

  5. Amanda Alvarado

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    We take short showers and don’t leave the water running longer than necessary when washing dishes, brushing teeth, etc.

  6. Olivia Rubin

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    I always dump my dog’s warm water bowl into the plant in front if my house. She likes cold water. I rarely use my dishwasher, maybe once a month. I just clean right after eating

  7. Chanti Holtl

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    water is a sacred thing I give thanks and pray with it as I enjoy its blessing <3 I take our delicious water with me instead of buying disposable bottles ! I also take my own tea when I go to town to avoid throw away cups!

  8. Reply

    I collect spring water and absolutely love doing it. I feel like I’m honoring the water by taking it in in its pure form. I also try to turn the water off when soaping up in the shower.

  9. Melissa Alvarado

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    I don’t run the water when brushing my teeth, I use energy saving dishwasher and washing machine

  10. Heidi C.

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    We have an energy-saver washing machine as well as dishwasher. We are also vigilant about making sure taps aren’t running while brushing teeth.

  11. Jennifer P

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    I try to take as short a shower as possible and don’t leave the tap running when brushing my teeth. I also dump the dogs water bowl into the front yard planter box or use it on houseplants.

  12. Donna k

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    Remember to turn off the water when not using. For example, shut off the water while brushing your teeth.

  13. Abby Tran

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    One way I help conserve water is making sure I’m doing a full-load laundry instead of using small loads.

  14. Vernon E. Warner Jr.

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    we have separated our sink water from the system and use this to water our gardens, etc. the nutrients that are usually washed down the drain, really help the plants grow.

  15. loriag

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    Take short showers, turn the tap off while brushing teeth, shaving or doing dishes by hand.

  16. Marygrace

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    Here in Calif we are in a drought. We removed our front lawn to put in drought tolerant plants, take shorter showers, turn off taps, shorter wash times, hang laundry. Pray for Rain!

  17. jules m.

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    i use a handheld shower with a button so it only sprays when i need to use it

  18. Sunnymay

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    I save water by wearing clothes more than once especially if there’s not been a time that’s sweaty.

  19. Raine

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    I wait to go to the laundromat until I have a full load, I also take quick showers and most importantly I am educating my kids about the importance of water conservation.

  20. Dominika

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    Only run laundry when you have a full load, using an energy efficient washing machine and dishwasher, not running the water while brushing your teeth, and take quicker showers.

  21. Victoria Ess

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    We make an effort to take short showers and have installed environmentally friendly toilets.

  22. Reply

    We keep a bucket in the shower to capture the water as we wait for the temperature to get hot. We use that to flush the toilet – saves LOTS of water!

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