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Start a birthday fundraiser to support clean water

We’ve made it easy for you to donate your birthday to clean water! Follow these four easy steps … Water is life and everyone needs it. Many of us have enough ‘stuff’ and giving back also gives us a way to do good in the world. What better way to celebrate your special day than … Continued

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Gratitude for our Associate Board

As you read this, over a dozen volunteers serve on Drink Local Drink Tap’s Associate Board. Founded in May of 2018 and led by board member Michael Ruttinger, they have developed into a truly wonderful team. Since then, jobs have changed, babies have come, homes have been bought and wedding celebrations had, and they’ve stayed … Continued

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World Toilet Day – Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change

Fact: 4.2 Billion people lack safe sanitation November 19th is World Toilet Day. A day started by the United Nations to raise awareness about global sanitation and hygiene issues. This year, we are exploring sustainable sanitation and climate change. How do they interact? How can toilets help fight climate change? To improve this crisis, Drink … Continued

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Week 37: #Waves4Change 2020 Sustainability Challenge: Plogging

Why Take this Challenge? Litter is a troubling problem. We can find it virtually anywhere – our cities, our suburbs, even our national parks. It is sickening to think that our only way to escape it’s seeming omnipresence is by penetrating to the deepest parts of the world’s uninhabited places. Even then, we may not … Continued

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Week 36: #Waves4Change 2020 Sustainability Challenge: Use Rain Barrels to Help with Water Sustainability

Why Take This Challenge? Stormwater (rain and snow) flushes material into storm drains, including trash, dirt, oil and other pollutants. Some stormwater goes to water treatment facilities and is treated and released into Lake Erie, clean and clear. However, when rains are heavy sewers can overflow, sending untreated water – including raw sewage and other … Continued

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Greater Cleveland Water Equity Partners

Drink Local Drink Tap has been proud to serve with the Greater Cleveland Water Equity Partners (GCWEP) for the past 4+ years since its inception. As part of the U. S. Water Alliance’s city-focused water equity improvement efforts, Cleveland participated with six other US cities for two years in exploring water equity issues. Through this … Continued

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