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Water Poverty

                                    -by Sophia Wormald (Y7)

 

Water Poverty is stopping other humans in nations or regions from being able to afford sustainable, clean water 24/7!

 

Could you imagine having to wash in a dirty river or having to drink contaminated water?

 

Could you imagine having to make one portion of food feed a family of 4 for a week?

 

Well we know what you are thinking -NO!

 

But one way you could help save our fellow humans is using Well-Good.org

 

All you have to do is answer 10 correct maths questions and you could help give one person a day's worth of clean water.

Imagine the happiness you could bring to somebody's day just by practicing numerical skills (which, let's face it you would have to do anyway!)

 

So let's help save our earth. One step at a time! First up! Water poverty.

 

The effect of water poverty on

Women & Girls

 

 

Around the world, approximately 750 million people have no access to clean water.

 

Women in developing countries spend much of their lives collecting water.

 

Young girls often miss out on an education because they are needed for water collection.

 

Having a clean water supply provides an opportunity for women and young girls to be educated and to lead fulfilling lives.

Fast Fashion

 

Fast fashion is having a catastrophic effect on the world's water supplies. 

 

This is particularly devastating for countries in the developing world.....

Fast Fashion:            By Abigail Leaper, Year 7

 

Do you ever see an item of clothing online that you really like, buy it but then it comes home and you hate it?

 

Or whilst shopping you buy something that you only wear once or twice?

This is a symptom of Fast fashion.

 

Fast fashion is damaging the world’s water supplies.

 

Making one cotton T-Shirt can use enough water for one person to last 3 years! Mad isn’t it?

 

The Aral Sea, once the size of Ireland, has shrunk to almost nothing due to the high demands on water supplies by the fast fashion industry.

 

Did you know that dirty water from some factories goes into the rivers of the developing world and are turning them black, purple, and toxic to drink?

 

Many dangerous chemicals like mercury and lead are being dumped into rivers due to fast fashion.

People wash and drink from these rivers and they are dying because of it.

 

Knowing how we harm the planet is half the battle.

 

Help look after the planet.

 

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