World Water Week One: Dirty, Unclean, + Unsafe


Water, it's everywhere and it's in everything, we need it for life and use it for it for everything. Sadly, though we do not treat water the way it should be treated, we abuse and pollute it, by dumping toxic waste, clothing dyes and agriculture waste into it. The products we buy, and those we refuse to, everyday have an impact on our daily lives and that of others. Our water is completely affected by these choices. When we refuse to buy organic, food or clothes, or up-cycle/recycle/thrift/reuse whatever you call it, you immanently leave the solution party and join the train heading off the cliff. Now, don't beat yourself up if you mess up occasionally IT'S OKAY! Just try again and remember the next   time. I'm a big advocate of buying organic even when it is small things, that you feel would not make a difference but does, every little bit counts, because that's less pesticides/herbicides in the water and eventually our bodies. Pesticides really were not created for being on used on food, however they were created to kill people as warfare agents. (I'm just saying if the original intent was to be used as a warfare agent I surely would not want to use it on food that I consume)

 Dye clothing dye! The clothes we wear are easily a major source of pollution in our daily lives. The clothes, especially the ones from China and are FF, are the source of a lot of pollution in waterways, because the dyes used are normally dumped into the rivers thus polluting the water, and killing countless animals (you can literally search on Google "dead animals river China" and countless articles will come up). This problem is actually cheaper fix then buying organic food, because you can by the clothes used! It is quiet spectacular, because you can use the money you saved from buying recycled clothes and put it toward SOL (sustainable, organic, local) food. If you're thinking "Ewww wearing other people worn clothes, that's totes gross..." You would actually be surprised how many articles of clothing are new or slightly worn at thrift stores, and there is nothing that a quick steam or wash cannot clean. (And trust me steaming works to kill germs and get rid of scents and if that does not work try making a coffee sachet to absorb the smell). If though you just cannot bring yourself to buy preloved clothes try: A) Buying organic clothes that are made to last, B) Buy clothes that are made to last not fast fashion, classics + such, then take great care of them; or C) start with something small like a scarf or accessory + work your way up to shirts, pants, dress, etc. As always you can write, tell your favourite companies that you want to change their ways and stop polluting waterways across the globe!

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