I've been haunted the last month or so by charity:water and Scott Harrison's new book Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, & A Mission To Bring Clean Water to the World.
Haunted--in a good way. In a gratitude-sort-of-way.
I got the book for my birthday, made sure to go through the steps to have the book purchase donated to charity: water. The book was an amazing read--of Scott's own mother's environmental health struggles, his dive into NYC nightlight, and then his inspiration to climb out and give a charitable year of his life to Mercy Ships...which ultimately led to his realization of our global problem of over 600 million people worldwide not having access to clean water. This, in turn, led to his life mission and the creation of charity:water 11 years ago.
It's inspired me to give the book as a gift, and it also inspired me to share Scott's 20 minute video "The Spring" with my family. This then inspired us to be a part of the solution for the global water crisis. We joined The Spring, becoming monthly donors to charity:water.
In addition to this, after finishing the book, I needed more. I found Scott on The Good Life Project Podcast. I've visited a number of the videos on charity:water's website, and ran across this video here, in particular. I like the simplicity in its illustrated nature, finding it a very kid-friendly resource.
May watching this video cause you to take pause this holiday season, grateful for what you have (definitely a theme for my season this year), and may it inspire you to be a part of something bigger than yourself--whether it is this cause or another one that speaks near and dear to your heart.
Logo & book cover from https://www.charitywater.org/thirst; video from https://youtu.be/womIxQqO2tE
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Thirsty for More
Posted by Vicki at 1:44 PM
Labels: 7 billion , activism , podcasts , pollution , sustainability , water conservation , World Water Day
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