Playboy models and vegetarians Monica Harris and Victoria Eisermann shared a tub in Trafalgar Square today to mark World Water Day. Photo: PETA
Animal rights activists around the world bathed naked to promote veganism on World Water Day 2011. Activists from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) staged events in Amsterdam, London and Los Angeles with slogans “Clean Your Conscience: Go Vegan! 1 lb. of Meat Equals 6 Months of Showers” and “50 baths = 1 steak”.
The sight of two PETA models lathering up on the sidewalk in Hollywood was so distracting for one motorist that he hit the car in front of him as can be seen in CBS2 video report below.
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Visualizing.org and Circle of Blue have launched an international contest, which offers a US$ 5,000 cash prize to creative teams of designers, data experts and visualizers who present new ways to visualise data on urban water and sanitation.
The competition closes on 18 March and winners will be announced on World Water Day, 22 March 2011.
Read more at: www.circleofblue.org/waternews/visualizing/
In 2009, the theme for World Water Day (22 March) is “Shared Water – Shared Opportunities”. Special focus will be placed on transboundary waters. Nurturing the opportunities for cooperation in transboundary water management can help build mutual respect, understanding and trust among countries and promote peace, security and sustainable economic growth. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are the lead agencies for World Water Day 2009.
Campaign materials – desktop wallpapers, mobile content, photo galleries, T-Shirt templates, and banners & buttons – are available on the World Water Day 2009 web site.
Read the UN-Water Thematic Paper: Transboundary Waters – Sharing Beneﬁts, Sharing Responsibilities.
The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre maintains its own World Water Day web site since 1998. You can add your own WWD event here.