World Water Day is March 22. So what, right? Well, for about 663 million people in the world, it’s a big deal. They live without access to clean water. This causes a ton of problems, including water-related illnesses. But lack of water impacts women and girls the most, because they are often the “water fetchers” in a family.
This is not a political blog post. This is a people blog post. It’s for people—regardless of their political or religious views or even food preferences, for that matter—who care about the state of the world or their country or their community. We want to make it easier for people to make an impact. So here are 9 easy ways to be the change we wish to see in the world.
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A few years ago, I would have considered myself your everyday mall consumer—Loft, Express, Banana Republic, and Old Navy were the staples of my wardrobe. But after reading books like Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion and watching documentaries like The True Cost, I wanted to do more to make my wardrobe more sustainable, better quality, and supportive of fair trade artisans. But as a resident of a suburban town anchored by a large mall, I didn’t know where to start.
There are so many people that have already made this transition that are willing to give their tips and advice on how they made their consumption more sustainable. These blogs provide great guidance on how and where to shop—and even more, they provide this guidance in an easy-to-digest list form. Beyond fashion, these sites provide resources on shopping for home goods, cosmetics, food, technology, and travel. They provide advice and practical tips on simple living, minimalism, giving back, family life, cooking, and so much more.
Action Against Hunger saves the lives of severely malnourished children while helping vulnerable communities become self-sufficient. But their work is more holistic than food drops. Action Against Hunger helps vulnerable people with nutrition, food security and livelihoods, emergency response, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.