The Value of Water
On June 5, the world was celebrating World Environment Day. The theme for this year is "Water -- 2 billion people are dying for it." As a community that is aware, participates in discussions and strives to take action on global issues, TakingITGlobal ran June 2003's Global Gallery contest focussing on water. The title of the contest was "The Value of Water" and you were invited to share your visual expressions, while at the same time relaying the importance of water conservation and fostering a sense of appreciation for the world's greatest life source. Let's help each other understand and preserve our environment, starting with most precious source of life on our planet - WATER! You were encouraged to think about how much you rely on water and what your life would be like without it. What sort of every day activities do you engage in that require the use of water? How much of the water we use do we actually need? In what ways do we enjoy water for its recreational purposes? And most importantly, how can we conserve and protect our water sources?