Thanks to Alyssa Gregory for letting me know that today is Blog Action Day 2010 at Change.org. This year's theme is clean water.
For her part, Alyssa posted Let's Ditch Bottled Water, which inspired me to check out the Blog Action Day site.
[Update January 12, 2013 – the article and Blog Action Day information are no longer available at the original links.]
There, I learned some astonishing facts, including:
- The average person uses 465 liters of water per day (U.S. residents, click here to find out how much you use)
- It takes half a liter of water to charge an iPhone
- African women walk over 40 billion hours each year carrying cisterns weighing up to 18 kilograms to gather water, which is usually still not safe to drink