The City is joining cultures around the world to celebrate World Water Day and our 6th annual Walk for Water. The United Nation's 2014 theme is Water and Energy, and the Public Works Department invites the community to participate in the Walk for Water at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 23 at the Fairhaven Village Green. Each year, World Water Day directs attention to a specific theme regarding water, and ultimately, the sustainable management of freshwater resources around the globe.
The free, family-friendly event will begin with City staff leading a 2.3 mile, loop walk from Fairhaven Village Green to Boulevard Park and back. Participants are encouraged to carry 1-gallon jugs of water, provided by the City, as they walk along the South Bay Trail. This action symbolizes what many women and children around the world do every day to meet their daily water needs. Water and energy facts and tips will be posted along the route.
When walkers return to the Fairhaven Village Green, staff will be available to answer questions and provide information regarding conservation and water and energy rebates offered through a partnership with the Community Energy Challenge. The first 100 participants who complete the walk will receive a free stainless-steel water bottle or LED light bulb.
The Water and Energy theme encourages participants to contribute to sustainable management of our resources by including both water and energy saving behaviors and technologies into their daily lives.
Published: March 17, 2014