Videos that are Powerfully Honest.

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Today I thought I'd share two videos that are powerfully honest and compelling. I truly agree with what both these videos have to say that I figured I share them. People should watch these videos and be informed about the truth.









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The Global Goals

We need to make this world a better place for everyone.

In September of 2015, the United Nations launched the Global Goals. The United Nations is an international organization created to maintain international peace and security, promote sustainable development, protect human rights, uphold international law, and deliver humanitarian aid. The Global Goals are a list of issues world leaders everywhere have committed to achieve by 2030.

Global Goal #1: End poverty in all its form everywhere
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Global Goal #2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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Global Goal #3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
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Global Goal #4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
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Global Goal #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
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Global Goal #6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
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Global Goal #7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
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Global Goal #8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all 
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Global Goal #9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
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Global Goal #10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
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Global Goal #11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
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Global Goal #12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 

Global Goal #13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
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Global Goal #14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
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Global Goal #15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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Global Goal #16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
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Global Goal #17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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Now that you know the goals, share them! The only way these goals are going to work is if everyone knows about them. Tell everyone about the Global Goals. One way you can share the goals is by taking a picture of yourself with the goal that means the most to you. You can write the number of the goal on your hand, on a piece of paper, on a flag, get creative with it. Share the picture on any social media platform (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). 

I think from my last post you can probably guess which global goal means the most to me :)
It is global goal #6

To learn more about any of these goals go to http://www.globalgoals.org/
To learn more about the United Nations go to http://www.un.org/en/index.html

* Images obtained from google.com and globalgoals.org

Clean and Safe Water is a Privilege


*Image derived from Charity:Water website

Many do not know how blessed they are to be able to have clean and safe drinking water. For people in third world countries it is difficult to get their hands on. The massive deficit for access to clean and safe water in third world countries leads to horrendous consequences. 

One consequence to this deficit is death. Another consequence is that it leads to children missing school due to water-related illnesses. 

No one can survive without water. Water is necessary to us, water is a precious treasure. According to the World Health Organization, one in six people in the world do not have access to clean water. Imagine that your mother or father or child or just anyone that you hold so dear to your heart is that one person that does not have access to clean and safe water. Imagine the struggles that person so dear to you has to go through to get water. However, the water they get a hold of is filthy, contaminated and not at all sanitized, but they do not know of the poor water they have in their hands. They drink the water and soon afterwards their health starts to deteriorate. The person so dear to you has ultimately died. 

I am an individual that has been greatly moved and appalled of this situation. The one part of this situation that really stuck a chord with me is the fact that the children are the ones that are predominantly affected by this calamity. I love children, my career choice is actually to be a teacher for elementary students. When I read on the UNICEF website that every single day, across the globe, 1,400 children die from diseases directly linked to unsafe water, I knew I had to do something. I am now a UNICEF Tap Project volunteer. I plan to get the word out and spread the message. 

So what will motivate you enough to take some action? Lack of clean water is responsible for more deaths in the world than war. 

When water is unsafe and not sanitized, it can kill. Unsafe water is killing more people than war. According to the organization Charity:Water, "Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.  Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses."  More than 3.4 million people die each year from a water related disease. That is almost the entire city of Los Angeles. Most of these deaths come from developing countries, according to water.org.

400 million children do not have access to clean and safe water, making them the most frail in the situation. Every 21 seconds a child dies from a water related illness.

A lack of the basic necessity of clean water is not only inconvenient, it’s lethal. As Americans, we take many things for granted, including that every house has a faucet with clean and safe water, while many others in the world suffer to have that.

One way you can help is by donating money, even as little as $5 can provide a child with clean safe water for 200 days. Also, just by getting the word out helps in a small way. 

Check out these videos by Charity:Water







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I hope you feel motivated and inspired to help out in some way. Thanks for stopping by!

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