NEWS | 4th – 8th Grade Students Are Invited to Celebrate World Water Day 2022 with Drink Local Drink Tap
CLEVELAND, January 24, 2022 — Drink Local Drink Tap, the Ohio City nonprofit, is proud to be partnering with the United Nations in celebrating World Water Day for the thirteenth year in a row! World Water Day (WWD) is celebrated every year on March 22nd. Starting in 1993, WWD celebratesd water and raises awareness of … ContinuedRead more
BLOG | If it’s Yellow, Let it Mellow – Happy World Toilet Day!
If it’s Yellow, Let it Mellow World Toilet Day Did you know that November 19th is World Toilet Day? Let’s celebrate! Here is what you need to know about World Toilet Day- It became officially recognized November 19, 2012 as a United Nations International observance day to “inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.” … Continued
Buy Nothing New or Made Just For You
Buy Nothing New or Made Just For You Did you know that… It takes an estimated 2,700 liters of water to produce a cotton t-shirt? It’s estimated that a single piece of plastic will take 1,000 years to decompose? The book printing industry cuts down an estimated 125 million trees a year? Buying new or … Continued
Learn and Share a Climate Change Fact Every Day
Learn and Share a Climate Change Fact Every Day You know the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well have you ever heard “a facet about climate change that is learned and shared with others helps inspire change”? Ok you caught me, I just made that up. But it is true, … Continued
Start a birthday fundraiser to support clean water
Plastic Bag Ban in Cuyahoga County
Guest Post by: Julia Karlovec, DLDT Intern On May 28, 2019 a county wide ban was passed by the Cuyahoga County Council that prohibits retailers from using both disposable plastic bags and paper bags that are not 100% recyclable. Members of Cuyahoga County Council have been trying to pass this ban for many years with … ContinuedRead more
Are We on the Verge of a Plastic Revolution?
Written by: Rachel Onusko Did you know? Only about 9% percent of plastic is actually recycled, with the overwhelming majority being wasted (Source). Since the mass production of plastic began around 1950, more than 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been created. Most of this plastic is used to produce disposable products which ultimately become … ContinuedRead more
Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Written by: Hallie Fried, Intern The Problem: Here in Northeast Ohio, we’re lucky enough to be so close to our water supply: Lake Erie. However, there are many people around the world who are born into areas or live in regions that lack clean water. Today, according to the United Nations, more than 40% of people … ContinuedRead more
Protecting Our Local Water – Nifty Water-Related Projects in Greater Cleveland
As passionate as we are about bringing safe water to the people of Uganda, we are equally as passionate about protecting the water in our own backyard here in Cleveland. Below is a list of amazing water-related projects happening around Greater Cleveland that you should check out! Large-scale Cleveland Tree Plan In 2015, The City … ContinuedRead more
Digging Deep: What makes Drink Local. Drink Tap. different?
Most of you are aware of the work DLDT does in Uganda to get people access to safe water. However, what makes DLDT different from other organizations that do similar work in the region? First, let’s do a quick reminder about the issues Uganda faces. Recapping the reality of Uganda With a population of close … ContinuedRead more
Statement on Flint and Sebring Lead-Water Crises
As we all likely know by now, two cities in our backyards – Flint, Michigan and Sebring, Ohio – are dealing with the aftermaths of lead contamination of their water systems. We have received a number of quests and requests from supporters and partners to give our thoughts on these tragic events. Unfortunately, I am … Continued
Current Events: Great Lakes wetlands, California almonds & global water insecurity
Last week, people around the world commemorated Earth Day, which environmental activists established in 1970 as a response to continued degradation in the United States and beyond. Each year, the calls to make Earth Day an everyday event seem to gain a bit more steam, and now some people suggest that we celebrate Earth Week … Continued
Why 4 Miles 4 water is going green
Every year in Northeast Ohio, nonprofits and other organizations host dozens of 5ks, 10ks, marathons, fun runs, and other related events. These occasions tend to do a lot of good for our community: they raise awareness and thousands of dollars for worthwhile causes, promote health and well-being, encourage healthy competition, and bring people together. But have … ContinuedRead more
Current Events: One fish, two fish, red paint, blue green algae
Last week, people all over the planet joined together to celebrate World Water Day 2015, which focused on the vital role that water plays in sustainable development. Here at Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc., World Water Day is central to what we do. Our annual World Water Day activities began six years ago with a … Continued
Water is life, but have you ever thought about what that really means?
World Water Day 2015 is coming up this Sunday, March 22. This year, in advance of this September’s UN summit to create a set of Sustainable Development Goals, World Water Day will focus on the links between water and sustainable development. The axiom that “water is life” has become something of a cliche. But … Continued
Infographic: The water rich vs. the water poor
World Water Day 2015 is this weekend. This year’s event celebrates the vital role that water plays in fostering sustainable development. But it’s also important to remember that, just as levels of economic and social development are uneven worldwide, so too is access to safe drinking water and sanitation uneven. This inequality of water creates … Continued
Current Events: Great Lakes ice, pig poop & artificial glaciers
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it definitely doesn’t feel that way to those of us living in the eastern half of the United States. This month has brought record cold temperatures to much of this part of the country; last Friday, the thermometer dipped to -17ºF at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, … Continued
Road salt is costly & harms our environment. Here’s what can you do about it.
It’s been another wicked winter here in Cleveland. January’s average temperature was just 23°F, according to the National Weather Service, making the month 5.1°F colder than normal. February has been brutally cold, and we have already seen 7 days with sub-zero temperatures this year. The continued cold snaps have largely been accompanied by clipper systems … Continued
It’s time to talk openly about sanitation
Today is World Toilet Day, “a day to raise awareness about all people who do not have access to a toilet.” This year marks the second time that that United Nations has recognized this event. Now, some may find it odd that the world’s supranational governing body would devote an entire day to the symbol of … Continued
Court Case Helps Address Toxic Algae in Lake Erie and the Country
The federal district court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued a decision (PDF) on Friday, September 20 that could have wide-reaching implications for waterways all across the United States. The case, which pitted the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against a coalition of environmental groups, may change the way that surface runoff and … Continued
Water Resources, Education, and Providing for Those in Need
An article in Lake Erie Living magazine features “Water Warrior” Erin Huber, founder and executive director of non-profit Drink Local. Drink Tap © (DLDT). The article discusses Huber’s goal to teach Clevelanders to protect our water resources and her determination to provide water to a school in Uganda. One of the easiest ways to protect … Continued