I’m sure all of you are familiar with the serious drought California has been facing. Even though we are in a historic drought it’s insanely easy to be mindless to of our water use since we still have basic access. For this basic access, I am immensely grateful. It hurts my heart to think about the many people (nearly one billion!) around the world that lack access to this essential resource. Check out the film Flow, it’s one of my favorite documentaries.
This month, I will be taking the 4Liters Challenge to help raise awareness about this precious resource that we take for granted!! In Haiti people live off an average of 4 liters a day- in the U.S. it’s 550 liters! I feel like we have trouble understanding this water poverty because it comes so easily to us by way of our markets and modern technology. The goal of this challenge is to give participants and their social communities new insight into the value of the water we use as well as the hardships faced by those without reliable access.
Live on just 4 liters (a little more than 4 widemouth Mason jars!) of water for 24 hours, this includes your drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing water. If you do this successfully, you can challenge 4 more friends to join you via social media. During your challenge, you can also help raise or donate $40 by sharing moments from your experience. The money raised will go directly to funding community water projects in the U.S. and abroad.
If you want to join me taking the challenge, sign up here. It lasts until November 6th. If you do partake in this challenge, I highly commend you!!!! During your challenge, feel free to share funny, hard, or inspiring moments with me on the blog or via social media using #4liters