Monday, April 2, 2012

UNICEF Tap Project - Repost

Half full, I say.
I've blogged about water in the past - sources of it, lack, or quality of it, etc. My antics as a maladjusted American bride abroad make for amusing, and hopefully enlightening posts. Since March is World Water Month, that means I get to blog about water again, with more serious information that serendipitously ties into my platform.
  • Istanbul Water Consensus Pact (IWC): Istanbul is a sprawling metropolis with complex water issues, as evidenced by the many cisterns and aquaducts crisscrossing the city. The World Water Forum's 5th annual conference concurred with a location there, and an important document in the name of the city was born. In a nutshell, leaders of cities from around the globe decide to meet or exceed certain goals in providing clean, safe water to their citizens. The IWC has 1070 signatories to date. (Note: I <3 Istanbul.)
  • UNICEF Tap Project: Created in honor of World Water Month, and supported by the Women's National Book Association. (Note: Contact me for more info about the WNBA, and check out my previous posts. I'm the Charlotte Membership Chair.)

What Is the UNICEF Tap Project?

In 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world. (source:

Cinna- I mean Lenny Kravitz is endorsing this.  He was offering his song "Faith of a Child" for free with a UNICEF Tap Project donation until 3/23, which was very generous of him. (Note: Timely YA super blockbuster mega-amazing movie/book tie-in :D)

Important Blog Management Note: I am switching my "Turkish" posting Mondays with my "Writer's Life" Wednesdays, beginning this week. Also, I've removed word verification on comments.


Old Kitty said...

It's a brilliant cause. At work, our water is supplied by WaterAid - it has a similar principle to what's being achieved by the Tap Project. Yay for Lenny Kravitz too! Take care

The Golden Eagle said...

That sounds like an excellent project!

Connie Keller said...

I'm so pleased that you're blogging about water issues. With all the issues that get publicity, most people don't realize that water is the biggest issue in many countries.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

As far as I know, this hasn't reached Canada yet, or at least not my city. Cool idea, though.


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