March 22 is World Water Day. Founded in 1993 by the United Nations, this global observance highlights the need for the care and management of the world’s water resources. This year’s theme, “Urban Water Usage,” highlights the ongoing challenges we face as urban populations continue to grow.
The good news is that we can all reduce our water footprint by making small changes in our daily routines like fixing leaks, taking shorter showers, washing only full loads and planting climate adapted plants. Not only will these actions help keep our oceans, waves and beaches clean, they could potentially save us hundreds of dollars each year.
On World Water Day, the Surfrider Foundation is calling upon people to reduce their water footprint and share their water-saving tips by posting a photo at http://wwd.surfrider.org. In addition to inspiring people to make small changes in their daily lives that will impact our coastal water quality, the website will provide people with a variety ideas as to how they can do something, no matter where they live that will ultimately affect our coastal water quality.
Additionally, the Surfrider Foundation will host a one-day World Water Day membership and donation special on March 22nd where supporters can join or renew their membership, or make a donation and receive a limited-edition reusable World Water Day bottle.
Become a volunteer with Surfrider Santa Cruz!
Join us for our March Meeting, where we will be training (and refreshing) volunteers in our core programs.
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 @ 7pm
Coffee and Dessert will be served.
O’Neill Sea Odyssey Classroom
(Santa Cruz Harbor)
2222 East Cliff Drive, Suite 222
Santa Cruz, CA 95062