EMBRACE THE RACE
For the 2008 Atacama Crossing in Chile, competitors, volunteers and staff consumed more than 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water per day crossing what is considered to be the driest place on Earth. The one hundred people involved each consumed about 2.6 gallons per day.
FACE THE REALITY
This may sound like a lot, but it is actually less than 2% of what the average American uses in one day. What these runners drank in one day is what most people in developing countries have access to for everything they need to do in one day.
Get the Facts:
• In the developing world, the average person uses 2.64 gallons of water each day.
• This water is rarely safe and people must walk several miles just to collect it.
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You can create the change these families need. By donating just $30, you can provide safe drinking water to one person for life.
WALK IN THEIR SHOES
The average American uses about 150 gallons of water per day. Imagine you had just 2.64 gallons of water to do everything you needed to do at home. How would you cope?
Keep in mind:
• A toilet uses about 5 gallons per flush.
• A shower uses about 5 gallons per minute. (10-minute shower = 50 gallons!)
• Faucets use about 2.5 gallons per minute.
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GO THE DISTANCE
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The North Face® is dedicated to supporting the people and communities where we and our athletes explore. As many of these communities are much less fortunate than us, we take responsibility in helping to provide them with the basics for human health & prosperity. Ensuring communities have clean drinking water is at the core of community needs. Therefore, partnering with the Blue Planet Run Foundation’s peer water exchange program provides us the vehicle to efficiently and effectively fund clean water delivery systems to these communities. We are thrilled to provide a $5000 matching grant that will ultimately effect several projects. We encourage you to think about your water use and then contribute to this important cause.