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Canada Water Week – Three Reasons Why Water is Important

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I’ve been reading tweets & blog posts about Canada Water Week so I thought I would add my two cents by posting my thoughts & spreading the news out there for others who haven’t heard of Water Week. There are many more reasons why water is important but I thought I’d keep things succinct.

Three Reasons Why Water is Important

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Great Bear Lake, NWT, Image Source

1.  Water is beautiful. I don’t know about you. But there is something soothing about being by the ocean, a lake or a pond. I’m not sure if it’s the sound of the waves, or the way sunlight reflects off the water. A lot of people love the water & the animals living in it. Isn’t it a wondrous sight to see wild dolphin pods playing in the ocean? If you’ve ever seen orcas hunting it looks like synchronized swimming or water ballet. On a more personal note, wouldn’t it be horrible if you went to your favourite local body of water only to find it a weird colour due to pollution & full of garbage some careless person threw there?

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2. Water is amazing. Did you know that most of the universe’s water comes from star formation? It also has so many uses: for drinking, washing, hydrating plants, transportation, putting out fires, recreation, cooking, industrial uses, etc. The list goes on. Water is one versatile material.

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Tommy Thompson Park, Ontario. Image Source

3. We take it for granted. Most of us don’t think about how we use water. While there isn’t a water shortage there is a shortage of clean drinking water. Everything we use on our bodies gets into the waterways when we wash our hands, take a shower, or a bath. So please take a close look at the ingredients label of products you use. Ask yourself is this toxic to me? Chances are if it is, it’s also toxic to anything living in the water.

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Johnston Canyon, Alberta.
Photo by Elegantly Eco, 2013.

Further Information:
Six Reasons to Celebrate Canada Water Week – Environtmental Defence

Do people care about water? – Fresh Water Alliance

Canada Water Week, Official Website

Watershed Assessments – How clean are your local bodies of water? 

Toxins to Avoid in Cosmetic Products – David Suzuki Foundation

Swimming with Killer Whales & the health of our Oceans – TVO

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Author: Hazel

Unrepentant blogger of eco beauty, fashion and info living in Toronto, Canada. Blogging and reviews about eco-friendly organic brands, beauty, fashion, cosmetics, skincare, haircare, body care, DIY recipes, home, wellness, and lifestyle products that are available in Canada.

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