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MISSION STATEMENT

 

Working together to heal the water by creating change through education

Women for the Water is a grass roots non-profit organization dedicated to providing environmental awareness through education,  inspiring change and promoting action designed to care for our delicate water ecosystem and ultimately improving our community’s quality of life.

 

HISTORY

 

Our group name was inspired by the fact that throughout history women have had a special bond with water.  As nurturers of the family, women have shouldered the responsibility of bringing water to the home.

Women For The Water was started in 2012, by a group of women and men from Wasaga Beach and Collingwood, Ontario, Canada concerned for the present and future health of our water.  Women For The Water is not gender based and believes that the health and wellbeing for our water is a universal concern for both genders and people of all ages. The Founders have varying backgrounds and experience including, a retired chemical engineer, a former company CEO, a natural healer, and a psychotherapist.

 

CORE PRINCIPLES AND GOALS

 

Water is one of nature’s most important resources on Earth.  All life on the planet depends on water for survival.  Without water humans, animals, plants and aquatic life would not be able to survive.  Life as we know it would not continue.  Daily we depend on water to cleanse, replenish and provide nourishment.  Yet toxins continue to go into our aquatic environment in spite of sophisticated processing plants, and inevitably make their way into our drinking water and into our bodies.

For many of us, our only contact with water is through our tap and toilet, and many of us are unaware of the harmful toxins that we put down our sinks.  The goal of Women for the Water is to inform and educate; in essence to heal our water, one sink at a time.

1. Provide educational materials on the chemicals that are used in our daily lives. Identify potential toxins, discuss disposal problems, and show how they can act as a source of toxins in our environment.

2. Provide volunteers to educate community members through visits to schools, homes and community meetings.

3. Encourage change to environmentally friendly products and services.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

 

“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium.  There is no life without water.”
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference.”
Rachel Carson