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Ithaca College Celebrates Endangered Resource with World Water Week Events

ITHACA, NY — Several organizations on campus and in the community have joined forces to celebrate a vital and endangered resource — water — March 19–22 at Ithaca College. World Water Week will feature a film screening as well as daily activities to educate people on the importance that water holds in all our lives. All of the events are free and open to the public.

Since 1993, the United Nations has annually designated March 22 as World Water Day in order to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The Ithaca College celebration is sponsored by the campus chapter of Take Back the Tap and the TREES (Teaching and Research in Environmental Ethics and Sustainability) Institute, a research initiative in sustainability within the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

Thursday, March 22
8 p.m., Park Hall Auditorium
“Flow: For Love of Water”

Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigates what many believe to be the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century. She builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling freshwater supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Beyond identifying the problem, “Flow” also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis.

Monday–Thursday, March 19–22
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Park Hall Lobby

  • Take Back the Tap, a national movement that raises awareness of the harm that bottled water poses on the environment, will host a water quiz with prizes and taste testings to see if bottled water tastes better than tap water.
  • REMP (Resource and Environmental Management Program), a campus organization which works to promote sustainable practices on campus, will host a water game and teach easy ways to conserve water and reduce-reuse-recycle-repurpose.
  • Level Green Institute, a community nonprofit focusing on sustainability education, will provide information on the Six Mile Creek Project.
  • Frack Off! a student organization that works to inform and motivate the community to take action against hydraulic fracturing, will provide information on fracking issues.

For more information on World Water Day visit www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/. For more information on the Ithaca College events contact Mara Alper, associate professor of television-radio, at malper@ithaca.edu.

Originally published in IC News: Ithaca College Celebrates Endangered Resource with World Water Week Events.