The world’s problems can seem too huge and daunting to fix, but we can all make a big impact together with each little step we take.
Don’t dismiss the facts! Educate yourself and others and let’s make this world more wonderful.
1. Nearly 800 million people don’t have access to clean water. Did you take a shower this morning?
Keep the tap running as you brushed your teeth? Boil some water for your ramen noodles? Water is absolutely essential and the folks at charity: water aim to eradicate the water crisis with each clean water well they build. Help them help the world by donating now! And guess what? 100 percent of your donation goes straight to the field. (http://www.charitywater.org/)
2. Approximately 2.7 million healthy cats and dogs are euthanized each year because shelters are too full.
Remember that time you went to a party but it was too crowded so somebody stuck a needle in your arm and you died? No? Right. Pups and kittens are great, but folks need to be open to adopting the seniors and mutts too. Adopt, don’t shop people. And spay and neuter those frisky critters! Best Friends is a no-kill non profit and your donation helps fuel their programs around the country. (http://bestfriends.org/donate)
3. With nearly 19,000 deaths this year, the US is set to have its deadliest traffic year since 2007 according to the National Safety Council.
Let me repeat that. Nineteen THOUSAND people have already died this year in traffic accidents. You know that cool Snapchat filter which tracks MPH? If you’re driving, you sure as hell should not be using it. Traffic deaths happen due to a variety of reasons, but for the love of your life and everyone else’s please leave the phone alone. Learn more here: (http://www.nsc.org/learn)
4. Less than 1 percent of plastic bags are recycled each year, according to the Clean Air Council.
But when I throw bags in the trash, they just disappear and I don’t have to deal with them again so who cares, right? Well I’m pretty sure all of the turtles, dolphins and whales of the world, who choke on these bags, would beg to differ. Ban the bag! Find your state legislator and spread the word. (http://www.ncsl.org/)
5. We live in a world where more people have cellphones than toilets. Are you currently sitting on a toilet as you read this on your mobile device?
Yeah… Let’s support Unicef in their efforts to prevent open defecation so that everyone may safely pee, poop and pinterest in peace. (http://support.unicef.org/)
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