Earth Day: Supporting Clean Drinking Water for All
This post is sponsored by P&G
It’s Earth Day and I am grateful to live in NYC, home to some of the cleanest water in the United States. I love tap water and think NYC’s is particularly tasty. Even so, my home water is filtered by a reverse osmosis water tank. It’s my building’s pipes that I am more concerned about. And, it’s not lost on me how much of a privilege clean water is. In fact, I think it should be a right, not a privilege of the world’s citizen.
But the truth is that unsafe drinking water is a struggle for more than 1 billion people worldwide.
I have partnered with Procter & Gamble (P&G) and made a special video for Earth Day about their clean water technology. P&G has invested millions of dollars in providing clean drinking water worldwide with their P&G Purifier of Water technology. P&G sent me demo kit to see how their simple technology works. Their solution: just one very small packet of powder that can turn 10 liters of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean and drinkable water in minutes. These packets are not something you can buy off the shelf, but they sent one to me so I can show you how it works. Watch me take clean NYC tap water, make it “dirty,” and then filter it into clean and drinkable water:
With these water purifying packets, and of course the help of 140 partners, P&G has provided billions of liters of clean water which has helped save an estimated 39,000 lives and prevented more than 290 million days of illnesses across 75 countries. Recently, P&G provided the 7 billionth liter of clean drinking water to a family in Brazil.
Each time you share my video and use the hashtag, #7BillionLiters, P&G will will donate an additional liter of clean drinking water (up to 1 million additional liters) to people around the world that need it (this is through the end of the day, 4/22).
To learn more, visit P&G’s Children Safe Drinking Water microsite.Published April 22, 2014. Last updated May 22, 2018.