Today is World Water Day. From the UN’s website:
WHAT IS WORLD WATER DAY?
World Water Day is on 22 March every year. It is an annual United Nations Observance, started in 1993, that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without access to safe water. A core focus of World Water Day is to inspire action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
Here are two actions we can take to honour this day.
1. Write a Letter to our Prime Minister Demanding Clean Water for All Indigenous Communities
I have created a PDF with step by step instructions and suggested wording for writing your letter:
Letter to PM – Clean Drinking Water
This is a great video to watch with your kids, of the amazing Autumn Peltier, before starting this letter to get a better understanding of the issue – “On National Child Day, meet clean water activist Autumn Peltier” | CBC Kids News: https://youtu.be/A33XRMLBbOc
Check out this letter from a powerful, fierce, passionate 10 year old who attended my Letter Writing session on this topic:
2. Sign Autumn Peltier‘s Petition
Autumn has co-created a petition that you can sign to add your voice to the call that Indigenous communities deserve CLEAN drinking water.
You can sign it here: https://www.change.org/p/government-of-canada-indigenous-deserve-clean-drinking-water