My idea to improve the world is to one day have clean water available for everyone living on our lovely mother earth. Everyone should be able to get clean water from a source near them, especially since it is essential to staying alive. Many people around the world do not have access to clean water and this can cause many health problems. We may take it for granted that we can get free, clean water from anywhere mostly, but some people have to drink contaminated water because that is all they can get.
There are initiatives that aim to provide clean water such as H2O Africa, but I think there needs to be more awareness and attention brought to the issue. Just because it doesn’t affect us in the U.S., or most of us here at least, does not mean that we don’t need to pay attention to it at all. Think about how much clean water can transform a village in Africa or a poverty or disaster stricken area. Having clean water can change people’s lives and it should be something everyone has access to, no matter where they are.
- Keep the Clean Water Act Strong (nytimes.com)
- Matt Damon’s Clean Water Mission (abcnews.go.com)
- LifeStraw Brings Clean Water To Almost One Million In Kenya (video) (singularityhub.com)