Currently, 780 million people around the world are without access to safe water. On April 20, the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, in partnership with Pace Athletics, will host the Walk for World Water to raise awareness of the global water crisis and give the Pace Community a small glimpse into the lives of people who walk an average of four miles for access to water.
Pace students, staff, and faculty are all invited to carry a bucket of water for one mile across the PLV Campus in solidarity with the people across the world that are forced to do so every day. Plus, for each student walker who takes the challenge, the Pace Academy will donate up to $5,000 in funds to Engineers Without Borders toward a water project in the village of Isanjandugu.
On a daily basis, women and children can travel up to 6 kilometers along a steep hill to collect unclean water from shallow water holes and ditches. You can follow their blog as work on the project begins.
Buckets and lunch will be supplied—All you need to bring is yourself. RSVP is required to participate. To register and reserve your bucket or learn more about the Walk for World Water, visit www.pace.edu/waterwalk. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Miller Lawn.
The event is co-sponsored by the Golden Key International Honour Society and Sigma Iota Chi, and buckets generously provided by The Home Depot.