My Town: Cleveland Celebrates World Water Day

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Northeast Ohio is one of the richest areas in the world when it comes to fresh water.

It’s a resource that many take from granted each day, but on World Water Day, students from five Cleveland Metropolitan Schools will be bringing awareness to those who struggle to find water to live each day.

On March 22, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Councilman Joe Cimperman will address around 200 local students at Cleveland’s City Hall beginning at 10:00 a.m. The mayor, councilman ans students will then parade from City Hall to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to praise the great resource that is Lake Erie.

Students will be carrying a day’s worth of water in bottles they personalized and decorated to honor those in third world countries who battle the environment each day to find the water they need.

Once at the Rock Hall, the group will hold a moment of silence to acknowledge those without access to safe drinking water.

The United Nation’s World Water Day is a global day where fresh water is celebrated on every continent. To learn more, click on Unwater.Org

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.