Since 2005, “Water for Life” has been a living corporate stance for the Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio. As Sisters of Notre Dame, we proclaim “water as a basic right for life,” and pledge to reverence water as a sacred gift. We act to ensure water as a right for all, especially the poor and marginalized.
2015 celebrates a decade of our corporate stance on Water for Life. “Water For Life is one that commits us to transform our prayer, our planning and our personal and communal actions. We do this in concert with the United Nations millennium goals for global sustainability,” says Sr. Alice Dugar, Chairperson, Water for Life Committee. “Our missions in India and Africa reflect our desire to protect and bring clean water and sanitation to developing nations.”
Each March 22, the United Nations observes World Water Day. This year’s theme is “A Day for Water and Water for Sustainable Development,” focusing on how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want. Join with us and share in celebrating our community’s 10th anniversary by observing World Water Day. Learn more about this initiative for sustainable development at http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/.