Hi All, Happy Water Day … Let’s Do Something Today.
Today is a day of water. Yes, the water, we just drink or we use to wash our face this morning. Today is a good time to do a reflection, a short devotional how the importance of water and how dependent we are on it.
Water sustains our lives, even our bodies contain up to 70% water. Unfortunately, the river as a water source we currently critically endangered by pollution due to industrial waste.
Realize that in fact we are very lucky?
Not everyone has the luxury of access to clean water free of toxic materials harmful. We see on the news, that 1000 hectares of rice fields in the region over Rancaekek, Bandung Regency contaminated industrial waste. Is no longer productive rice fields, could barely planted.
We were lucky because not stay around Cikijing river (tributary Citarum), Rancaekek. We were lucky because we place a source of drinking water, bathing and personal purposes are not contaminated by waste. But Abah Oni (70 years old) is not as fortunate as us. His Field is no longer productive and well water is no longer fit for consumption. Read the story of Abah Oni (in Indonesian language) here: http://www.greenpeace.org/seasia/id/blog/tontonan-vulgar-ala-citarum/blog/52350/
Industries are not responsible for disposing of waste arbitrarily, they dispose of hazardous materials into the fields where Abah Oni farm, where his family pollute drinking wells, and pollute river water where her grandchildren play. This kind Abah Oni can not fight industry by his own, he needs us.
What can we do? Help share the story Abah Oni in your social media account. Say hello, and tell Abah Oni that he is not alone.#