HOW DOES CLEAN WORK?
CLEAN works with local communities to find solutions that are wanted, sustainable and effective. Community leadership committees are formed, sustainable technologies that can be built and implemented locally are identified, measures to protect water and the environment are implemented, and permanent tools for evaluation, assistance and feedback are put into place.
CLEAN WATER FOR EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE
Currently, 844 million people on our planet lack access to safe, clean drinking water and over 200 million are walking an average of 4 miles per day to gather water. Around the world, waterways are contaminated with chemicals, waste, plastic, and other pollutants. To make a measurable impact on this issue, thousands of organizations, families, and individuals will be picking up trash along waterways during their Walks for Water.
Not only are water sources around the globe contaminated, but they are also disappearing at an alarming rate. In fact, by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. To prevent this, we aim to collectively plant 10,000 trees across the world during the week. Forests protect our sources of fresh water by preventing erosion and reducing pollution.