Dare to Care - May 19th 2023

Addressing Climate Change: Safe Water 

Today, 26% of the world’s population (2 billion people) lack safe drinking water and 46% (3.6 billion) do not have safely managed sanitation. (UN World Water Development Report 2023)  

One effort, the Charity: Water project, has created more than 120,000 clean water stations for almost 17 million people in about 30 countries.  Click here to see how a compassionate 9-year-old girl contributed.   

Here are some things we can all do to make a difference. 

  • DO NOT pour down the sink or toilet
    - fat from cooking or any type of fat, oil, or grease,
    - household chemicals or cleaning agents,
    - pills, liquid or powder medications, or drugs.  
  • Avoid using a garbage disposal/garburators. Compost instead. 
  • Run the dishwasher or clothes washer only when you have a full load.  
  • Use phosphate-free soaps and detergents for dishes and laundry. 
  • Minimize the use of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers.  
  • DO NOT dispose of those chemicals, motor oil, or other automotive fluids into the sanitary sewer or storm sewer systems. Both of them end at the river. 
  • Take shorter showers. 

Ending Human Trafficking: Tips for Parents for Safe Online Gaming 

Authorities in the field agree - the best prevention is an educated child.  They repeatedly suggest talking to children at an early age about online safety.  Predators keep up with changes in technology and popular games.  Parents can too, by downloading apps children use and becoming familiar with them. Then talk to the children in your life. Read “Conversation starters for online safety.” Share this information with those you love. 

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