As World Water Day (March 22) approaches, contests and events are beginning to spring up everywhere. Surfrider Foundation has announced their own 3-second movie contest. They’re encouraging people to produce three second films that represent water in some way.

Why only 3 seconds? Surfrider Foundation provides some shocking facts, claiming, “A lot can happen in 3 seconds… Every 3 seconds, approximately 70 tons of sewage and human effluent is discharged into the world’s waterways. Every 3 seconds, the world’s population grows by 7 people.” Pretty crazy, right? Winners will be announced on World Water Day and will receive a prize from the event’s sponsors.

Will you be entering your video? What does water mean to you?

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Charity: Water is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean water to the nearly 1 billion people worldwide that live without it everyday. The company has numerous programs to help their cause and use 100% of donations to pay for water-related projects, finding other ways to pay staff and other expenses. One of their stalwart programs is giving up your birthday in favor of having people donate in your honor. And this year, they’re getting a bit of star power on their side.

Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber has announced that he will be giving up his own birthday and instead calls for friends, family, and fans to donate $18 to Charity: Water for his 18th birthday. It seems that Bieber is no stranger to Charity: Water, and last year raised over $40,000 for the organization.

Not sure about you but it seems like we’re coming down with a little Bieber fever ourselves!

Swing over to Charity: Water’s site for more information, how to donate, and informative videos.

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On this day in 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed–ultimately providing hydroelectricity, irrigation and fresh water to California and Nevada homes!

Pretty amazing, no?

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The annual water awareness celebration is rapidly approaching. This year’s theme is ‘The World Is Thirsty Because We Are Hungry’.  The program will explore issues such as water scarcity, food quality, and how humankind will cope with continued growth in the coming decades.

Visit World Water Day 2012’s website to get better acquainted with the event and all of the programs and initiatives it entails.

Will you be going to a World Water Day 2012 function?

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That is exactly what the folks at HyperSolar, an environmentally friendly company that aims to discover alternatives to fossil fuels, are currently developing. The company would utilize a combination of water and sunlight to create usable hydrogen fuel to power vehicles. Therefore, the car wouldn’t necessarily run on water but it would be running on a byproduct of it—hydrogen.

While this may sound like some kind of hope for the future, HyperSolar is currently hard at work to make this a reality. As described in an article from Automotive Business Review, the process that HyperSolar is researching would be environmentally sound as opposed to the current process, which includes the burning of copious amounts of fossil fuels.

For more information about this project, check out the article (see above link) from Automotive Business Review.

Pretty crazy stuff, huh?

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When’s the last time you won something? Feels like every now and again, we all fall hard on our luck. Well, we’re hoping that we can change that. We’ve teamed up with our friends at It’s My Life and after a beautiful review of our Elemaris XL, we’ve both decided, it’s time to give you all the chance to mess around the the pitcher…make fresh, clean drinks and enjoy solid, delicious food. Check out their site for details on how to enter, and remember…the more you make it known that you want to win…the better your chances may be! GOOD LUCK.

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Catherine Goodrum proves just how powerful the human spirit can be. Afraid of swimming in open water for years, Goodrum tragically lost her father to Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) in 2009. Looking to honor her father’s legacy and raise money for the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and its related Daughters of PF program, Goodrum enrolled in a swim camp in order to face her fears.

The swim camp, located in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, honored Goodrum with its first ever Matilda Award. The award honors the camper that is the “most inspirational and deserving.” Goodrum now runs a blog, entitled “The Adventures of Cat and Matilda,” and continues to raise funds and awareness for CPF and Daughters of PF.

To donate to Goodrum’s cause, visit her website.

For more information on the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, visit their website.

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