Happy Earth Day everyone!
And to have a good Earth Day, and I mean a really good one, you need to watch a three minute video that was released today. It’s called Water Changes Everything and it’s been made by charity: water, an amazing non-profit organization founded by the incomparable Scott Harrison and actively supported by many Silicon Valley notables including Michael Birch, Jack Dorsey and Chris Sacca.
And then, after you’ve watched Water Changes Everything, please watch three short Earth Day interviews I conducted with Scott Harrison in which he talks about ways that we can both save water and help solve the water crisis afflicting a billion people around the world. Did you know, for example, that 50% of schools in the world still don’t have clean water or that a $5,000 donation can finance a well which will provide water to an entire village?
Yes, the water crisis is solvable. That’s the great news this Earth Day. Now go help solve it.
How water changes everything
Why you should stop drinking bottled water
Why tech loves charity: water
Harrison was born an only child in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Charles and Joan Harrison. His family relocated and he was raised in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. When Harrison was four years old, his mother was exposed to carbon monoxide from a cracked furnace installed in their new energy efficient home. His mother’s immune system was destroyed and she became an invalid. As a result, Harrison grew up taking care of his mother and the household. He credits his family’s...