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UEnd: If it's Yellow let it mellow, the Couch Potato's Guide to World Water Day

March 20, 2012 - Calgary, Alberta

Given that the UN World Water Day is March 22, 2012, UEnd has decided to create a guide for the uninitiated. Most people believe that their water habits don't need to be changed. UEnd begs to differ. There are a number of things one can do without too much effort to observe this significant day all without venturing too far from the couch.

Baydala, Founder and Executive Director of UEnd states "Water is something we in Canada can take for granted. The reality is hugely different. Did you know that the average Nicaraguan uses 4 litres per day. Yet the UN says 5 litres are needed per day for basic survival. Compare that to the average Canadian using 343 litres of water everyday. You don't have to be a mathematician to figure out that is an awful lot of "survival". The fact is two billion people in the world do not have access to clean water and 80% of the disease in the world is caused by dirty or polluted water. I hope that inspires you to make a few changes in your daily actions."

Here are some ways ways that you can make a few changes and help some of those two billion people:

-- Drink filtered tap water not bottled water
-- Flush the toilet only when it is really needed.
-- Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth or washing the dishes
-- Get a rain barrel and use that to water your garden. Water your grass
less or replace your grass with something more sustainable like a ground
-- Educate yourself about water at the following sites:,
-- Give to a project that brings clean water and sanitation to the
developing world

UEnd has a great list of projects that can be found on our website. They range from sanitation projects in Haiti to water for kids in Sierra Leone to a solar irrigation project for a cooperative farm business that is the main economic engine for the community in remote South Africa.

Baydala says "it is really very easy to do something for World Water Day. You can do something for the local water supply or you can bring water to people that have never had what we take for granted. The bottom line is you really have to do something."

About UEnd Foundation:

Founded in 2006, UEnd is all about empowering the everyday person to participate in ending poverty. The main order of business is to provide a portal to trustworthy, grassroots, credible delivery organizations that fight poverty by building skills for those wanting to change their futures sustainably. This portal allows people to buy gifts and invest in trustworthy projects that change the world.

To arrange an interview with Jay Baydala please contact David Wald.

David Wald
Marketing Lead
@UEnd_org or


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