Friday, October 15, 2010

Join MESSAGE MEDIA ED & JAY-Z in the Fight for Clean Water in Africa for BLOG ACTION DAY!

Greetings Family!

I learned of water pollution and scarcity in Africa from hip hop mogul Jay-Z. Watch the video below of his journey and contribution toward developing water pipes for clean drinking water and flush toilets in Angola. Take a moment and visit to support what is becoming the number one killer of people of color globally. Also, check out all of the blogs today from thousands of bloggers across the globe uniting to spread awareness about this crisis.

Here are some stats to think about:

40 Billion Hours: African women walk over 40 billion hours each year carrying cisterns weighing up to 18 kilograms to gather water, which is usually still not safe to drink

38,000 Children a Week: Every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions.

Food Footprint: It takes 24 liters of water to produce one hamburger. That means it would take over 19.9 billion liters of water to make just one hamburger for every person in Europe.

Bottled Water Footprint: The US, Mexico and China lead the world in bottled water consumption, with people in the US drinking an average of 200 bottles of water per person each year. Over 17 million barrels of oil are needed to manufacture those water bottles, 86 percent of which will never be recycled.

We can make a difference together!  

Thank you for your time and please visit to save lives. Donate here

In service,

Shani Byard-Ngunjiri, M.S.
Executive Director
Message Media Ed

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