Five things you can do for World Water Day

This Saturday, March 22, is World Water Day. It’s a time to reflect on the importance of water in our everyday lives, and to take action to protect it.

This year’s United Nations theme for World Water Day is water and energy. And there’s no shortage of threats to water from extreme energy development here in Canada – whether it’s fracking poisoning drinking water or pipelines spilling into our lakes and rivers.

Water is essential to all life on Earth. Will you help save it?

Here are five simple actions you can do right now to protect our water:

1.     Read Maude Barlow’s brand new report, Liquid Pipeline: Extreme Energy’s threat to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Then send a letter to elected officials telling them it’s time to ban extreme energy on the Great Lakes.

2.     Call for a ban on fracking by signing the petition. And learn how you can protect your community from fracking with A Fractivist’s Toolkit.

3.     Print your own window sign opposing the Energy East pipeline. Check if the Energy East tour is coming to your Ontario community.

4.     Is your municipality a Blue Community? It’s easy to become one with the Blue Communities Project Guide.

5.     Check out the Alternative Federal Budget’s water chapter, especially the section on drinking water in Indigenous communities. Then print and mail a copy to your MP.

Throughout the week, you can participate in events organized by your local chapter of the Council of Canadians. Take part in an event near you!

Thanks so much for taking action this World Water Day.

– Provided by the Council of Canadians