Monday March 22nd is World Water Day.
World Water Day became a UN observance day in 1993. It seeks to focus attention on the global water crisis. On 22 March every year, people and organizations mark World Water Day by taking action to tackle the water crisis.
World Water Day 2021 has the theme, ‘Valuing Water’.
In the build up to the day, we’re asking schools to join in on a UN international campaign for World Water Day. The campaign involves people sharing what water means to them so that everyone can become aware what a valuable resource water is to us all and the need to protect and share it sustainably.
You can do this through social media by sharing what water means to you with the hashtag #Water2Me and please tag Green-Schools Ireland social media in the post or tweet so we can share it. You can include an image also that illustrates what water means to you.
Find out more on our What Water Means to You page.
Due to the Covid19, we will not be doing large Walk for Water events this year. However, we are encouraging schools to promote students and teachers doing a Mini Walk for Water in their home or in the school (if safe and possible). A Mini Walk for Water is a way to celebrate World Water Day (22 March each year) and spread awareness of water poverty around the world. It helps raise awareness about women and children in countries around the world who walk on average 6km a day to access water and have to carry heavy loads of up to 20 Litres on their way back. Participants are encouraged to carry water on a walk to get some experience of what this is like.
Download a mini walk for water infographic and instruction sheet.
If you do hold an event let us know – tweet/Instagram us @GreenSchoolsIre or post to our Facebook page. (Use #MiniWalk4Water #WorldWaterDay )