Here's How You Can Help People Get Clean Water By Putting Down Your Phone


Most of the time, we Americans take running water for granted. With the exception of Flint, Michigan, we typically have uninterrupted access to clean, cheap drinking water.

In the rest of the world, this is not the case. Currently, over 650 million people around the globe don't have access to clean drinking water, and that is a problem UNICEF's Tap Project wants to remedy.

Throughout the month of March, you can help communities in need get clean water simply by putting down your phone.

Using your phone's internal motion sensor to monitor activity, UNICEF will donate one day's worth of water for every five minutes you spend off your phone. All you have to do is grab your phone, sign up on their website, and then sit back and leave it alone. It's really that easy.

Take the challenge for yourself and see how many days of water you can provide just by taking a break from Grumpy Cat memes.

To get you started, here's an activity that doesn't require your phone, and it gets you cookies.

Citations: UNICEF Donates Water Every Time You Don't Use Your Phone (Huffington Post)