Water is Life
Water is life, and without water, there is no life. Many of us take water for granted—especially in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” We know that water is precious and is often exploited for personal gain. Our groundwater and our lakes, rivers, and wetlands are all under threat. At CURE, we have system-mapped water issues in Minnesota. This complex analysis made clear that the only way to have meaningful and sustainable change is to address operational values and behaviors.
CURE believes the future of our water and other natural resources depend on progressive policies and grassroots engagement. We know that one of the best ways to make this change is with the creation and implementation of a Water Ethic Charter (WEC). Other countries around the world, as well as the United Nations, have used various forms of a WEC to address and solve environmental justices issues. A WEC helps ensure that ethical decisions are being made in the best interest of all Minnesotans—now and for future generations.
For more information on CURE’s Water Sustainability Program contact Peg Furshong, Director of Programs, or 320-269-2984.