CT World Water Day
Middletown Art Academy children, teen and adults students very honored to be part of this important event in our community. Please come and support us at 8th Annual CT World Water Day!
March 22 – 31, 2018
MAC 650 GALLERY
650 MAIN STREET. MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
CT World Water Day is an art show in association with World Water Day that aims to celebrate, educate and inspire. In 1992, The UN General Assembly declared that World Water Day be held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
2018 year’s theme
– Nature for Water –
explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes.
When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.
Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible. Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.
The evening will feature:
– A water-themed visual art exhibit
– Presentations from state legislators and leaders of environmental organizations
– Water-themed performance art (music, dance, poetry)
– A water blessing ceremony
$ suggested donation to benefit the Source to Sea Cleanup by CRWC ctriver.org
World Water Day Website: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/home/en/
TUNE INTO YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION TO HEAR THIS YEAR TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS EVENT
Airing on Tuesday 03/20 from 8-9PM on WESU 88.1FM
and Wednesdays on CygnusRadio from 7-8PM