Walk for Water 2021 / World Water Day
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’.
A great way to take action is by organising a Walk for Water, on a day close to World Water Day, to highlight this issue in your school and in the wider community.
Walking for Water involves walking six kilometres with six litres of water (distance and weight can be adapted for younger students) to highlight the average distance walked in countries with issues of water scarcity by women and children to access clean water.
You can download a link to organising your own Walking for Water event on our resources page (pdf file). Also you could look for charities you could support through Walk for Water e.g. Aidlink’s Walk for Water campaign.
If you do hold an event let us know – tweet/Instagram us @GreenSchoolsIre or post to our Facebook page. (Use #WorldWaterDay #WalkingforWater)