Today, March 22, is World Water Day. I told this to my 8-year old daughter Estrella this morning before school. “Congratulations, it’s your day,” she said. I laughed at her response and wondered why then I wasn’t served breakfast in bed.
But this day belongs to all of us. We are water being. It fascinates me to remember how our bodies are composed of 70 percent water, a mirror image of the planet. To honor water is to honor life itself.
World Water Day is a day to recognize how fortunate many of us are to have access to a reliable, clean water source. And it is a day to remember those who don’t. This photo posted today by Environment America on Twitter explains more than any words why clean water matters.
If 70 percent of all freshwater is used to grow and produce food, then shouldn’t we be focused on food production to save water?
The Environmental Defense Fund tweeted:
If you care about the future of water on our planet, then take a look in your pantry and refrigerator. What farming methods do you support, ones that support and promote clean and abundant water sources?
Support sustainable food, farmers and food producers and start eating less water today, World Water Day 2016.
The following are links to six of my favorite farmers/food brands you can have delivered to your door or found at markets around the nation. These brands represent farming methods that are doing right by water, not only on World Water Day but every day.
Find small sustainable farmers in your area with the Eatwild online directory and shop your farmers’ markets. I challenge you to start eating less water today!
Dairy –Organic Valley
Rice- Lotus Foods
Chocolate- Taza Chocolate
Coffee- Cloud Forest Hawaiian Coffee
Eggs- Coyote Creek Farm
Eat less water at the kitchen table.
There is power in the collective!