Xylem Watermark Sponsors EarthEcho Water Challenge Events on World Water Day
In celebration of World Water Day on March 22 and Earth Day on April 22, Xylem will host the second annual Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge, a month-long event that encourages employees to engage in efforts to solve global and local water and environmental issues. The Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge is a signature event of Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate citizenship platform aimed at providing and protecting safe water resources in communities and educating people about water issues.
As part of the launch to this year’s Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge on World Water Day, Xylem Watermark will sponsor employee-led events with global nonprofit partner EarthEcho International, kicking off the 17th edition of the organization’s EarthEcho Water Challenge. Xylem volunteers will conduct water education programs and water monitoring activities with students in schools and local youth organizations worldwide, including sites in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Australia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. These events will introduce young people to their local water resources and allow them to contribute to our understanding of water quality globally.
March 22, 2018 also marks the launch of the EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassadors program, positioning 20 young environmental leaders ages 13-22 from across the United States to protect water resources in their local communities. The program is sponsored by Xylem Watermark, and coordinated by EarthEcho International’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC). The Water Challenge Ambassadors will increase knowledge of local water resources throughout their communities by leading citizens through water quality monitoring events and water restoration and conservation programs.
About Xylem Watermark
Xylem Watermark, Xylem’s corporate citizenship program, provides and protects safe water resources for many of the world’s most vulnerable communities and educates individuals around the globe about water issues. This social commitment reflects Xylem’s ethos of valuing the “triple bottom-line:” financial, environmental and social. The company firmly believes in the notion of doing well by doing good, and dedicates resources to initiatives that demonstrate its commitment.
Xylem Watermark was founded in 2008 and, with its six nonprofit partners, has provided clean water and sanitation solutions to over three million people in 25 countries. Xylem launched its first Global Month of Service in October 2016 to provide a focused time to inspire employees to get involved and bring the mission of Xylem Watermark to their communities. In 2017, Xylem Watermark launched the Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge to engage employees in solving global and local water issues in ways about which they are passionate.
To learn more about Xylem Watermark, please visit www.xylemwatermark.com.