How far would you walk for a glass of water (or a decent toilet)?
Essential Environmental is in its third year running (or perhaps ‘walking’ is more accurate) fundraising for WaterAid as part of its annual Walk for Water Challenge between 14th and 20th March – 10,000 steps per day, the average distance walked by the world’s poorest women and children to collect water each day.
The Water Challenge is WaterAid’s annual fundraising event, coinciding with the UN’s World Water Day on 22 March. This year’s theme is “Water and jobs” – with the purpose of high-lighting that almost half of the world’s workers – 1.5 billion people – work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. Yet the millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or protected by basic labour rights. The theme in 2016 — water and jobs — is focusing on how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers’ lives and livelihoods – and even transform societies and economies.
So help us help WaterAid help those who don’t have access to safe sanitation and drinking water supplies and DONATE to our Walk for Water campaign:
We will be eternally grateful! And keep your eyes peeled for some Essential Environmental staff doing bog laps around Leederville’s cafe strip…..
The other way to support WaterAid and know that your conscience (as well as your bum) is getting looked after is by purchasing the Who Gives a Crap 100% recycled toilet paper, or forest friendly tissues/paper towels. This mob also donates 50% of their profits to WaterAid. We promise – it will be love at first wipe!
Just please don’t flush any non-flushable ‘flushable’ wet wipes down with the toilet paper – we don’t want any more disgusting one tonne ‘fatbergs’ clogging up our wastewater systems or polluting our waterways, like they had to remove from Newcastle’s sewer pipes earlier this year. Gross.