Did you know that today is World Water Day? Today more than ever is a day to appreciate our oceans, rivers, and lakes and put our best efforts forward to cleaning up our water. Without water, life on Earth is impossible. Every form of life known to us depends on water for survival, and it is critical that we take every action necessary to protect the finite sources of clean drinking water we have, as well as the oceans that house a majority of Earth’s life.
Since we are currently practicing social distancing to decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19, you may not be able to head out to your nearest beach or lake to enjoy the view, but you can still take some time to listen to some calming ocean waves.
There are lots of organizations posting information and great resources on Twitter. Check out #WorldWaterDay, or take a look at this thread by WWF:
Are you fascinated by icebergs, their massive size and impact on the environment? Just a really big fan of Titanic? Check out this 4-episode podcast by RNZ:
Want to help clean oceans or protect wetlands? Check out the Surfrider Foundation, Save the Bay, or The Ocean Cleanup for places to volunteer or donate. Look for beach cleanups in your area, or donate to other organizations you know and trust.
Want to know more about what’s happening with our planet’s water? Take a look at some of the videos below: