Water Is a Life Giving Gift by Mary Ellen Ryall


Free flowing water in Wisconsin.  Copyright Mary Ellen Ryall
Sweet free flowing water in northwest Wisconsin. Copyright Mary Ellen Ryall

Have you seen the documentary film “Flow” yet?

 The film eloquently points out what is happening around the world with water privatization by multinationals. The film explains how the World Bank plays a part in displacing people from their homelands to build big dams that will burden the people even more with water costs.  Learn more about the film at http://www.flowthefilm.com/

Flow is a must for environmental advocates who want to protect Mother Earth.  Visit http://freeflo.org/article31  Read about ARTICLE 31: Sign the petition to add a 31st article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establishing access to clean water as a fundamental human right.

We need to protect Mother Earth’s blood which is the free flowing water within and above ground.  Water is a precious gift of life to all species. Water is not a commodity.      

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1 Comment

  1. December 13, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    In response to http://conservationbytes.com/2009/12/09/breaking-the-waves/

    Breaking the Waves – Conservation Conundrum of Bioshields.

    The article on bioshields for coastal protection was insightful. I personally have seen the benefit of mangroves off the coast of Venezuela. At least years ago native people spoke about aquatic species that thrived in these safe water havens. I liked the reference to leaf compost on the water’s floor.

    I imagine Mangroves long extended roots grasping and holding the sand beneath the water and helping to create a balance for life. Invasive species are the end all for native vegetation. I just published a blog article on water and the movie Flow. Privatization of water is now one of the fastest growning threats to the world’s fresh water supply.

    Thank you for opening our eyes to other reasons why we need to protect coastlines. Around Shell Lake, Wisconsin, even tough we have shoreline protection, we still have property owners who insist on mowing grass right down to the water’s edge. The city is planting native plants at 13 public access points in the hopes of teaching others about water
    purification and sustainability.


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