Thousands Get Clean Water Through the Clean Water Campaign

Thousands Get Clean Water Through the Clean Water Campaign

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 12:15pm



(3BL Media/Just Means) - Clean water is a ​comfort​ that most of us take for granted. Sadly, this is not the case for more than a billion ​people ​in the world, who struggle to access potable water for drinking and cooking. The water issue has become a major environmental concern as water resources are used up, deforestation causes rivers to dry up and climate change exacerbates the problem.

Fortunately for some families in Kenya, Ghana and Honduras the Clean Water Campaign is helping revert that situation with water filters, specifically Hydraid biosand filters. The campaign has plans to reach people in Ethiopia and India as well. Using NativeEnergy’s Help Build project model, a carbon offset scheme that funds new carbon projects, water filters have been installed in more than 2,300 homes where the majority of people obtain water from contaminated sources like rural watering holes and urban canals. Funding came from National Geographic Expeditions, REVERB, and artists that work with REVERB.

Besides bringing clean water to people in need, the project helps eliminate and avoid the burning of firewood used to boil water, which results in less greenhouse gas being pumped into the atmosphere and providing Gold Standard certified carbon offsets. The projects in Kenya, Ghana, and Honduras combined will offset nearly 165,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution during the first 10 years of the projects.

NativeEnergy and National Geographic Expeditions has been collaborating since 2008 to enable new clean technology projects and reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of its adventure travel trips.

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Antonio Pasolini is a Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He also edits, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy and, a recycled paper bag/magazine distributed from health food stores in London, formerly his hometown for over a decade. He is also a happy herbivore.

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