The World Water Day, celebrated on 22 March annually since 1993, aims to bring attention to the importance of freshwater and advocate the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The Sustainable Development Goals include a dedicated Water Goal making water a key element of the 2030 Development Agenda.
This year’s World Water Day theme focuses on wastewater as an untapped resource and the campaign, “Why waste water?” is about reducing and reusing wastewater.
Along with other UN-Water members, FAO is actively promoting the importance of safe use of wastewater, in particular in agriculture.
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March 21st, 2016: World Planting Day
Plant food, trees, berries, edible flowers with the world and celebrate taste, beauty and healthful living. Today
World Planting Day is March 21, 2016, a special event to celebrate with people around the globe. It’s a day that helps us remember that our gardens are beautiful, and delicious. How you may ask. Consider growing foods for:
- Fresh, nutritious eating
- Outdoor activities
- Addressing climate change
- Being Climate Smart
- Tasting delicious foods
Will you start planting and celebrate with the world. The rewards are countless.
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The agricultural sector is a huge contributor to the Ontario economy. How big? According to the Ontario New release , the contribution from farm to fork is $34 billion. That’s staggering and aspiring especially since the employment is more than 740, 000 jobs.
Local food is about health eating and knowing who is growing and caring for it. The best person is YOU. If you can’t grow your own, buy from someone you know, think about your food, who is growing it, where is it coming from, what nutrients do I need to function, to feel energized. Local food is more than just economic it’s the social and environmental aspects that are equally important.
Start somewhere and support the local food movement- Grow your own!
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On October 24th, 1945 delegates from around the world went to San Francisco to discuss an international peacekeeping organization. That Organization is now known as the United Nations with its headquarters in New York City. The world still sends representatives to meet and discuss world developments and collaborations to resolve conflict with long term results. Although there have been many wars since the United Nations was founded, there has not been another World War. This was a great fear in the era of nuclear weapons and Super Powers, such as the United States and the former Soviet Union. Surely, just having a meeting place where people could talk instead of fight has helped to prevent a major war. The United Nations also reminds us of the rights of the oppressed, the rights of women, and the rights of children. It is an organization that makes it possible for us to get into countries to feed the hungry and help the sick.