Walk for World Water

Saturday, April 20, 2013 

 

About the Walk

Women and children across the world walk several miles to collect water for their families every day.

We challenged Pace students to walk ONE.

The Walk: Pace students, staff, and faculty carried buckets of water for ONE mile across the Pleasantville campus in solidarity with the people across the world that are forced to do so.

The Walk for World Water generated funds based on the number of Pace community members who took the challenge - meaning each and every person made an impact by participating.

The Water: To make sure that the funds raised make the most direct impact possible, Pace Academy is working with Engineers Without Borders - USA. The Northern New Jersey Professional Chapter of EWB has identified the village of Isanjandugu in Tanzania as a candidate for a water project.

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. To the right is an image of the water drank by some of the children in the village.
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The .007% Campaign 

When Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies created the “.007% Campaign,” we wanted to foster awareness of water issues within the Pace University Community. The Walk for World Water was created as part of our action-oriented spring semester as a means of channeling this new awareness into impact.


Find out more about the .007% Campaign and what's happening in your Pace community at www.pace.edu/007


Agenda

10:00 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
   

10:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
Michelle Land
Director
Pace  Academy for Applied Environmental Studies

Sara Atai
President
Student Athlete Advisory Committee

   

10:40 a.m.

About the Water Project
Engineers Without Borders

Chinyere K. Ojini, Project Leader
Bob Schwartz, Technical Leader
Isanjandugu, Tanzania Program
Engineers Without Borders – Northern New Jersey Professional Chapter

   
11:00 a.m. Water Walk
   
11:45 p.m. Lunch and Reflection
   

12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
John Cronin
Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies

   
12:30 p.m. Adjourn
 


Partners and Co-Sponsors

 

 

The Walk for World Water is brought to you by
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies

in partnership with Pace Athletics.

 

Co-sponsored by
Golden Key International Honour Society
Sigma Iota Chi
Peace and Justice Society
 

Buckets generously provided by The Home Depot



Thank you to each and every person who walked today to make a difference!