I was proud to learn this morning that our local soccer team from Louisville Ky recently returned from a mission trip to Brazil. Their mission was to take a similar filtration system that the city uses to Brazil to teach them how to get clean water to areas where it is needed badly. Edge Outreach is the organization that the Louisville Water Co and Louisville soccer delegation worked with to install two water filtration systems.
Often when disaster strikes an area much needed bottled water is delivered immediately, but that certainly isn't sustainable. This system gives them a future of clean water everyday.This same group also went to Haiti and are setting the gears in motion to aid Japan if needed.
We of course have tried to save water here at our house by installing two rain barrels last year near our garden. This photo is similar to the two we bought at our local Home Depot.Thankfully our garden is much lower than our barn so installing the rain barrels up on the hill behind the barn allows us to deliver the rain water easily to our garden,using gavity.As a matter of fact we had so much rain water that we actually had to empty them of quite a bit at the end of the season last year.
|My favorite island,where I want the kids to pose on,so funny!|
If you feel as if you aren't able to contribute money to help these charities and organizations, remember that just becoming educated can be a powerful first step. To learn and to understand can also help us here to save and not waste what we have plenty of now. You never know where life will lead you then to serve the world around you.