💚 Providing Vital Needs 🧼🎥

💚 Providing Vital Needs 🧼🎥

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Dennis Kamprad

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Happy Wednesday 👋

Here are the impactful insights that I have for you today:

  • How to make hygiene more equitable and accessible 🧼
  • How Pakistan defies global trends and expands mangrove ecosystems 🌳
  • The court rulings in US states that protect groundwater 🪨💧
  • And more… 💚

What comes to your mind when you think about basic needs?

Depending on what types of your needs are already met, basic might mean something completely different for you than for somebody else…

Let’s have a quick look at Maslow’s pyramid for a visual overview!

Illustration of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs pyramid

And covering the basic needs at the very bottom of this pyramid is where we can make the biggest difference…

🧼 How to Make Hygiene More Equitable and Accessible

Did you know that providing basic hygiene needs is one of the best ways to improve the health and well-being of those who are struggling?

🎥 We’ve just launched a new podcast episode with Meghan Freebeck from Simply the Basics. Meghan is an experienced nonprofit leader with a diverse background spanning from Shakespearean studies to front-line social service work. Initially managing a homeless shelter in Chicago, Meghan later moved to San Francisco to work with the San Francisco Suicide Prevention and the Project Homeless Connect SF. Her unique journey from literature to addressing urgent social needs provided her with a profound understanding of the basic human requirements for dignity and health.

💚 Simply the Basics provide essential hygiene products to those unable to afford them and are recognized as the first large-scale Hygiene Bank in the nation. Their impact goal is to improve and sustain the overall health and well-being of the low-income community, people at risk of losing their homes, and people experiencing homelessness.

How to Make Hygiene More Equitable and Accessible: Meghan Freebeck from Simply the Basics (#18)

Here are three key points that you’ll learn from this episode:

✅ Why we need to take care of all the basic needs first…

✅ Why it is so important to provide personalized hygiene supplies…

✅ How tracking data helps them make a bigger positive impact…

👉 Check out this episode now: https://youtu.be/nlotIwksFsk 👈

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📢 More Good News…

♻️ How Aldi debuts tracking system for flexible plastic recycling:

  • The grocery store chain Aldi has begun using Eco2Veritas, an AI-powered technology, to track the journey of flexible plastic packaging through the UK’s recycling system.
  • This way, Aldi can certify the amount of plastic collected at their stores and indicate how much has been reprocessed into various end products. 
  • This technology has raised awareness amongst the retail sector to participate in sustainable practices and enhance the transparency of the recycling process.

🌳 How Pakistan defies global trends and expands mangrove ecosystems:

  • Worldwide, mangrove forests have been on a steady decline for decades; however, Pakistani mangrove forests have expanded nearly threefold between 1986 and 2020.
  • Many different projects have helped expand Pakistan’s mangroves by over 230,000 acres.
  • Pakistan hopes that increasing the mangroves can bolster the coastline from climate change-induced events, increase fish stocks, sequester carbon, and provide wildlife habitat.

🪨💧 The court rulings in US states that protect groundwater:

  • Groundwater supplies 90% of the nation’s drinking-water systems, yet it has been steadily decreasing over the years as a result of over pumping. 
  • In recent court rulings, Idaho, Nevada, and Montana have pushed states to enforce stricter groundwater rules to prevent over pumping. California has gone farther and considered penalizing local officials from draining their aquifers. 
  • Given that groundwater can take centuries or millennia to replenish, if it does at all, conserving the resource now is crucial. 
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🤝 Three Important Awareness Events For This Week

🥗💧 March 11-17, Nutrition and Hydration Week:

  • This week is dedicated to educating the public about the value of healthy eating and drinking to maintain health, wellbeing, and social care. 
  • The goal is to raise awareness of the worldwide issues surrounding malnourishment and a lack of access to clean water.

💧 March 10-16, National Groundwater Awareness Week

  • In the US, more than 44% of the population depends on groundwater as a primary water source. 
  • This week was established in 1999 to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater.

🏞️ March 14, International Action Day for Rivers:

  • Rivers are essential to civilization, providing fresh water, travel routes, and habitats for animals. 
  • Despite their importance, freshwater ecosystems are the most threatened in the world, so this day encourages people to join conservation efforts.

Related: You can discover all the 115 most important awareness events (for the month, days, weeks) in our awareness calendar for March 2024!

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📜 This Week in History

♀️✊ March 13, 1906: American suffragist Susan B. Anthony died. She pioneered the women’s suffrage movement in the US, paving the way for the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote. She was also the first woman to be featured on a US circulating coin currency.

🧑‍🔬 🥼March 14, 1879: German-American physicist Albert Einstein was born. Einstein is widely known for his theories on relativity, and he won the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics, mainly due to his explanation of the photoelectric effect.

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💭 Quote of the Week

“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.”

– Susan B. Anthony; American social reformer and women’s rights activist

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