Today is World Water Day – a reminder that many of us don’t hydrate enough while still more can’t.
On the Hopi Reservation in northeast Arizona, there are villages that have arsenic in their drinking water at three times the allowable standards. Meanwhile, places like Jackson, Mississippi, were without water for a month following punishing February storms, due in part to crumbling infrastructure.
And that’s just in our own country. On World War Day, we need to understand that water isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.
How to help? Get involved with local environmental groups, contact your representatives and donate to proven, related charities as you can.
In celebration of World Water Day, Valmont is continuing its partnership with One Drop Foundation, an international nonprofit whose mission is to ensure sustainable access to safe water for some of the most vulnerable communities. For every one of its new Hydra3 Eye Serums sold today through the end of May, Valmont will donate $10 to One Drop.
Skin, of course, isn’t just about what you apply on the outside. It’s also about how your nourish it from the inside. A new survey of 2,000 Americans conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Essentia Water found that Americans aren’t drinking nearly as much water as they should. Findings included that 10% confessed to only drinking one 8-ounce glass of water a day and 36% are forgetful about hydration.
So remember to hydrate – and be grateful that you can.
For more, visit onedrop.org.
– Georgette Gouveia