Education for Citizenship Series:
Gratitude and Poetry for Water

Jane Hirshfield, Roger Housden and Jenna Davis with David Freyberg

Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 7:30–9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

The purpose of this evening is to bring poetic and scientific sensibilities to bear on life-sustaining elements that we often take for granted, especially water.  While nearly 2 billion of the world’s population lack adequate supplies of water and proper facilities for the disposal of human waste, we who are affluent treat the planet’s water system irresponsibly by drawing unsustainable amounts from and polluting the environment.  By bringing attention to present and future global water crises and to people and projects that are working toward solutions, we hope to foster a more respectful attitude toward water and the ecosystems that provide it.

The evening will begin with a presentation by David Crossweller introducing Wherever the Need, a charitable organization concerned with the provision and use of eco-sanitation toilets and water.

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