Have you used the Clean and Conserve Education Program …
- …with students in a classroom?
- …with Girl or Boy Scout troops?
- …for church youth groups?
- …at a water festival or expo?
- …at work?
- …in your own home with your family?
That makes you—and the people you’ve helped learn—WaterStars!
The WaterStar recognition program encourages students and educators to contribute to a positive water future by learning about water and taking appropriate local action.
Meet the WaterStars
Serving more than 15,000 people, the Doña Ana Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (Doña Ana MDWCA) is a membership association that provides water and wastewater services to five districts in the southern New Mexico town of Las Cruces. Public education is part of the organization’s mission, which led employees to download the free Clean and Conserve Education Program materials last fall and share them whenever they can.
The Environmental Education and Conservation Organization (EECO) of Pakistan has enthusiastically adopted the Clean and Conserve education materials as part of their varied work conserving natural ecosystems, promoting environmental education, energy conservation and climate change adaptability, and protecting wildlife and habitats to safeguard biological diversity. EECO has trained approximately 150 educators and reached more than 9,000 students with Clean and Conserve.
A small social enterprise in Ethiopia, Beautiful Minds is using the Clean and Conserve Education Program to combine education and action, with the goal of improving kids’ health. Beautiful Minds Ethiopia encourages healthy behaviors with children in public schools and day care centers in Addis Ababa. At the same time, the emerging social enterprise recycles leftover soaps from hotels and provides it to schools and families to make proper hand washing easier and more affordable.
E3 is an employee resource group at Ecolab focused on empowering, engaging and energizing Ecolab to measurably accelerate the advancement of women leaders to drive business growth. The community outreach committee within E3 has initiated a program to support Project WET and utilize Clean and Conserve in 2017. So far, the group has held three successful events with one more planned with a local STEM magnet school later this year.
In her fifth summer as director of the Howard County Conservancy (HCC) nature camps in central Maryland, Ashley Satterfield has been using Clean and Conserve in HCC’s camps and “School’s Out” program. She says that Clean and Conserve complements other activities, encouraging campers to learn through hands-on methods such as hiking, experiments, stories and nature exploration.
Thanks to Clean and Conserve, Jamice Obianyo has hundreds of new “nieces and nephews” around the world. And thanks to WaterStar Jamice Obianyo, all of those kids—plus hundreds of thousands of other children and adults—have been able to learn about water conservation and hygiene through the Clean and Conserve program.
Supriya Khound is an environmentalist, women's rights activist and social entrepreneur who promotes organic farming from her home in Assam, India. Supriya has educated more than 1,000 children using Clean and Conserve.
After downloading the Clean and Conserve materials and taking the online trainings, Joseph Dabuo held a series of workshops in Ghana. He chose the specific region because of its lack of safe water, inadequate sanitation facilities and high rates of waterborne illness.
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