Walk4Water hopes to teach people about the need to conserve water and aquatic ecosystems

News Mar 16, 2016 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

While access to clean water is something Canadians take for granted, the ability to simply turn on a faucet to quench thirst is an unfathomable luxury for millions around the world.

To help raise awareness around this fact, local not-for-profit Ecoloodi is hosting its first annual Walk4Water on World Water Day March 22.

Ecoloodi aims to teach children the importance of conserving water and aquatic ecosystems, and the Walk4Water will expose the fact that many people in developing countries have to walk long distances just to get water – even water that isn’t safe to drink.

“We want to create awareness about the lack of access to clean water in developing countries,” said Ecoloodi spokesperson Maria Contreras. “It’s easy for us to just turn on a tap, but it’s not so easy for a lot of people.”

Participants in the walk will make their way from Yonge and St. Clair to Corus Quay carrying water and signs providing information on the issues surrounding water security and access. The six-kilometre walk will be far less onerous than the walks embarked upon – often several times a day – by those living in rural parts of many African and Asian nations.

“(Walk4Water participants) won’t have to carry a heavy amount of water – it’s more of a symbol of what other people have to do,” Contreras said. “We’re just looking to spread the word about water, why we need to conserve it and how so many people don’t have it.”

Following the walk, participants will be invited to join in for snacks and warm drinks at Corus Quay.

The event is expected to bring out as many as 100 people, who will walk down Yonge Street in groups of 10. The walk itself, which will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, is being organized with support from Ryerson Urban Water.

Those interested in learning more can visit www.ecoloodi.org. Participants are asked to register for the walk by Friday, March 18 at https://ecoloodiwalk4water.eventbrite.ca

Walk4Water hopes to teach people about the need to conserve water and aquatic ecosystems

Six-kilometre walk hosted by Ecoloodi and Ryerson Urban Water

News Mar 16, 2016 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

While access to clean water is something Canadians take for granted, the ability to simply turn on a faucet to quench thirst is an unfathomable luxury for millions around the world.

To help raise awareness around this fact, local not-for-profit Ecoloodi is hosting its first annual Walk4Water on World Water Day March 22.

Ecoloodi aims to teach children the importance of conserving water and aquatic ecosystems, and the Walk4Water will expose the fact that many people in developing countries have to walk long distances just to get water – even water that isn’t safe to drink.

“We want to create awareness about the lack of access to clean water in developing countries,” said Ecoloodi spokesperson Maria Contreras. “It’s easy for us to just turn on a tap, but it’s not so easy for a lot of people.”

Participants in the walk will make their way from Yonge and St. Clair to Corus Quay carrying water and signs providing information on the issues surrounding water security and access. The six-kilometre walk will be far less onerous than the walks embarked upon – often several times a day – by those living in rural parts of many African and Asian nations.

“(Walk4Water participants) won’t have to carry a heavy amount of water – it’s more of a symbol of what other people have to do,” Contreras said. “We’re just looking to spread the word about water, why we need to conserve it and how so many people don’t have it.”

Following the walk, participants will be invited to join in for snacks and warm drinks at Corus Quay.

The event is expected to bring out as many as 100 people, who will walk down Yonge Street in groups of 10. The walk itself, which will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, is being organized with support from Ryerson Urban Water.

Those interested in learning more can visit www.ecoloodi.org. Participants are asked to register for the walk by Friday, March 18 at https://ecoloodiwalk4water.eventbrite.ca

Walk4Water hopes to teach people about the need to conserve water and aquatic ecosystems

Six-kilometre walk hosted by Ecoloodi and Ryerson Urban Water

News Mar 16, 2016 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

While access to clean water is something Canadians take for granted, the ability to simply turn on a faucet to quench thirst is an unfathomable luxury for millions around the world.

To help raise awareness around this fact, local not-for-profit Ecoloodi is hosting its first annual Walk4Water on World Water Day March 22.

Ecoloodi aims to teach children the importance of conserving water and aquatic ecosystems, and the Walk4Water will expose the fact that many people in developing countries have to walk long distances just to get water – even water that isn’t safe to drink.

“We want to create awareness about the lack of access to clean water in developing countries,” said Ecoloodi spokesperson Maria Contreras. “It’s easy for us to just turn on a tap, but it’s not so easy for a lot of people.”

Participants in the walk will make their way from Yonge and St. Clair to Corus Quay carrying water and signs providing information on the issues surrounding water security and access. The six-kilometre walk will be far less onerous than the walks embarked upon – often several times a day – by those living in rural parts of many African and Asian nations.

“(Walk4Water participants) won’t have to carry a heavy amount of water – it’s more of a symbol of what other people have to do,” Contreras said. “We’re just looking to spread the word about water, why we need to conserve it and how so many people don’t have it.”

Following the walk, participants will be invited to join in for snacks and warm drinks at Corus Quay.

The event is expected to bring out as many as 100 people, who will walk down Yonge Street in groups of 10. The walk itself, which will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, is being organized with support from Ryerson Urban Water.

Those interested in learning more can visit www.ecoloodi.org. Participants are asked to register for the walk by Friday, March 18 at https://ecoloodiwalk4water.eventbrite.ca