Karim Bukhadurov from Great.com interviewed Waterkeeper Alliance as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.
A staggering 2 billion people do not have access to clean water. And the number of people at risk might spiral in the next few years if we don’t take positive action today. Marc Yaggi discussed the importance of clean water advocacy.
Waterways Are The Lifeblood Of Our Communities
Marc explained that many of the water problems we are facing are a direct result of dangerous climate change. Our waterways are threatened by industrial waste, plastic pollution, and aging sewage systems. Sadly, it’s not just the quality of our water that is jeopardized by human activity; there’s a question of quantity, too. Climate change directly causes droughts and water shortages, which can have devastating effects on those whose livelihoods rely on healthy water networks, especially in the developing world.
But there is a solution. Waterkeeper Alliance empowers hundreds of advocates who are rallying support to tackle local water problems, putting pressure on governments to comply with environmental laws.
Listen to the whole interview to find out about Waterkeeper Alliance’s campaign to limit the massive water pollution caused by the industrial agriculture sector. You can find your local Waterkeeper group here. Waterkeeper Alliance also welcomes donations.
Great.com is an organization that wants to mitigate the global climate crisis by donating all of its profits to climate research initiatives. To generate the most money possible, they are getting creative and thinking outside the box. The organization works in a traditionally harmful and greedy industry — online casinos. They’re taking money that would otherwise go in the pockets of millionaires and moving it to high-impact organizations aimed at solving climate change.