March 22nd is World Water Day.
Water is life – remember this! If we don’t take care of the planet’s water, the human race and many other species will die.
Canada is home to 20% of the world’s fresh water and yet, not everyone has access we to clean water. An estimated 20,000 First Nations people living on reserves across Canada have no access to running water or sewage. They can’t drink the water, can’t bathe their children in the water, can’t have a cup of tea or coffee, is totally unacceptable.
Over the past three years, more than 100,000 families in Detroit, USA, have had their water shut off. This is not normal.
People shouldn’t be poisoned by the air they breathe or the water in their home, but unfortunately, it’s happening all over the world.
“The right to clean water has been identified as an essential and basic human right,” said Alaya Boisvert, public engagement manager with the David Suzuki Foundation.
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