Daily Prompt: Think Global, Act Local

“Think global, act local.” Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one.

Water of Mother Earth

Water is sacred. It is essential to the human body and to Mother Earth. Over half of the human body is water. A human can generally survive only 2 to 3 days without water. There is less than 1% of water on Mother Earth that is available for human consumption. How much of that 1% is uncontaminated and fit for human consumption? Is our tap water safe to drink? What about well water?
http://www.sophisticatededge.com/how-much-of-the-earths-water-is-drinkable.html#.UQ6UqZDTnIU

“How Much of the Earth’s Water Is Drinkable?.” Sophisticated Edge. N.p., n.d. Web. February 3, 2013 . .
Experts on this website say that only 0.83% of the 1% is drinkable. General pollution, oil spills, contaminates from fertilizers, and factory waste are some of the reasons the world’s water supply has become so unsafe.
http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/ASK/

Fracking has helped contaminate well water and tap water and has contributed to the destruction of Mother Earth.
You can learn more about fracking at:
http://www.americanrivers.org/initiatives/pollution/energy-pollution/?gclid=CJKe49S8mrUCFQHonAodoCgAIw
and
http://earthjustice.org/our_work/campaigns/fracking-gone-wrong-finding-a-better-way?gclid=CNm-4vu8mrUCFQGvnQodpk8Agw

Globally, approximately 780 million people do not have access to clean water. You can find many more facts about water at:
http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/

Locally I participate in ‘Save Weiss Lake’. You can find out more by visiting:
http://www.saveweisslake.org/

I have participated in hanging flyers throughout Cherokee County, by giving out bumper stickers, and emailed letters to our local power provider, County Commissioners, and Alabama’s Legislators. I even wrote a letter to the editor at “The Post”.
http://www.postpaper.com/index2.html

Published November 5, 2012

The Golden Goose
I have always believed that animals are one of the greatest gifts God has given us. They entertain us, but most of all they dazzle us with their sheer beauty. But there’s a string attached: It’s our duty to care for them and protect them, since they cannot protect themselves.

It is also our duty to protect the wonderful creatures that make Weiss Lake their home—ducks, geese, herons, pelicans, ospreys and yes, even the very symbol of our great nation, the bald eagle. There is also a mythical animal that is in very grave danger, the Golden Goose (Weiss Lake).

The Golden Goose serves our community, it helps our schools, it helps our businesses, it creates jobs, and provides entertainment for thousands. And yet when it gives so much to us, the people who are charged with its protection just ignore it. Too many are only interested in collecting the golden eggs.

As a member of Save Weiss Lake, I care about the Golden Goose and ask that you help us protect every one of God’s magnificent creatures. Please help us fight to save our Golden Goose. With your help, we can succeed and our Golden Goose will soar with the Eagle. Please help us fulfill our obligation to protect the wonderful creatures of Weiss Lake.

Debra Mauldin
Centre

Weiss Lake

If you live near a lake or river, and haven’t already, check to see if there is a similar organization in your area.

Water is sacred!

I'm part of Post A Day 2013

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/postaday/

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