Today, World Environmental Health Day, EcoPure Waters is proud to take a moment to reflect on our enduring commitment to environmental health and sustainability. The theme this year – “Global Environmental Public Health: Standing Up to Protect Everyone’s Health Each and Every Day” – serves as a poignant reminder of the intricacies that tie human health to our surrounding environment.
Given the alarming statistics from the World Health Organisation and Verywell Health, which highlight the severe impact of environmental hazards on global health, we feel the time is ripe to discuss the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are a set of 17 interconnected global objectives that tackle a variety of challenges, from poverty and hunger to education and health.
For those new to the SDGs, their inception in 2015 marked a historic commitment by all UN member states to ensure a more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable future for our planet by 2030. Today, we’d like to spotlight three goals with which EcoPure Waters resonates deeply.
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Water is the essence of life. By supporting international water aid charity, Just a Drop, we’re actively contributing to efforts that provide communities worldwide with sustainable safe water sources, sanitation, and hygiene education. Every drop counts, and our association with Just a Drop ensures that communities have access to this vital resource, dramatically improving their quality of life and health.
Find out more about Just a Drop.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
At EcoPure Waters, we’re acutely aware of the global need to transition to sustainable consumption and production patterns. Our eco-friendly water systems serve as a testament to this commitment. By assisting the hospitality sector in reducing its carbon footprint, we’re not only contributing to a greener industry but also paving the way for others to adopt responsible practices.
Goal 14: Life Below Water
The vast expanse of our oceans holds the mysteries of life, but unfortunately, it’s also becoming a repository for our waste. Single-use plastics have wreaked havoc on marine ecosystems. EcoPure Waters has made strides in reducing single-use plastic waste. By doing so, we’re not just cleaning up our oceans but also ensuring they remain a thriving habitat for the myriad of life forms they support.
As we observe World Environmental Health Day, EcoPure Waters reaffirms its commitment to the environment, public health, and the SDGs. It’s a journey we’re proud to be a part of, and we invite each of you to join us. Remember, a sustainable future begins with informed choices today. Let’s pledge to make them count!