We need to protect the waters and watersheds that support us. If we do nothing, our future generations will look back at us unkindly and wonder how could we have all stood by while we let this life-giving resource, our water, be used, abused, and polluted?
Really, no more quietly asking. We gotta demand. To let our water continue to be degraded by run-off, plastics, continuous “waivers to pollute,” outdated and overtaxed sewer plants, and oil spills is a gross injustice to our future generations, and us.
- So, first and foremost, I’m asking for your signature on this petition: If you care about clean water, if you like it better than dirty water, then please sign and pass along this Care2 petition for clean water. We need water to live, and it’s best when it’s clean.
- Please also consider making a donation today. This project is being made on a shoestring budget, but there are expenses to covered as this paddling campaign covers over 1,000 miles over two months. As a project of Blue Frontier, a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations made to Blue Frontier are tax-deductible. Follow the link above to make a donation online, or get information to send a check.
- If you cannot donate to keep this paddling campaign going, there are lots of other ways to support this paddle to Chicago for our ocean, waterways, and drinking water. You can host my logistics manager and me. We don’t need much-basically a clear spot on the floor for our sleeping bags or a backyard in which to pitch a tent; food is great, but we can totally grab our own. Hosting an event to get more attention on the petition would be huge.
- Lastly, if your heart is there but you cannot directly support the paddle, please do what you can at home to reduce your need for fossil fuel products and energy and please recycle! Get outside, play, and celebrate this amazing world in which we live. And if you can, get out on a river, a lake, a stream, a pond or the ocean, whether it’s the salty one or the freshwater “inland” one!
Thank you so much for whatever you can afford to give or do!