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2013-05-23 12:21:54

Richard Branson, Olivia Wilde and Bono join Water.org Co-founder Matt Damon to protest lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation for 2.5 billion people LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Richard Branson, Olivia Wilde and Bono are the most recent set of celebrities to publicly declare their support for Matt Damon's Toilet Strike in a PSA, released today. In doing so, they announced their protest of the global water crisis and pledged "...not to go to the...

2013-03-28 08:22:47

Company Doubles Original Target, Will Aim to Provide Total of Six Million People with Access to Safe Water by 2015 PURCHASE, N.Y., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today announced that the company has achieved its previously stated goal of partnering to provide access to safe water to three million people in developing countries by the end of 2015. Given the company's strong progress to date, PepsiCo also announced a new commitment to provide access to safe...

2013-03-14 12:22:52

Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and Josh Gad join Water.org Co-founder Matt Damon to protest lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation for 2.5 billion people LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman, and Josh Gad publicly declared their support for Matt Damon's Toilet Strike in a PSA, released today. In doing so, they announced their protest of the global water crisis and pledged "...not to go to the bathroom until everyone in the whole...

2013-02-13 12:23:03

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, held a press conference where he announced that to protest the fact that 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet or basic sanitation, he will be going on a "toilet strike." Damon remained afterward to make appearances in videos by top talent on the YouTube platform designed to bring awareness and activism to the global water and sanitation crisis. (Photo:...

2013-01-18 08:21:28

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT (www.summitonthesummit.com) today proudly announced the successful ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro, marking the second time in three years that a team of cultural influencers and clean water advocates has climbed the mountain to raise awareness of the global clean water crisis. The group of 17 climbers, including Grammy-nominated musician Kenna, musician Mark Foster of Foster the People, actors Justin Chatwin and Beau Garrett,...

2012-12-19 08:21:48

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT, a cross-platform global initiative designed to drive awareness and change to the clean water crisis worldwide, today announced the powerhouse roster of corporate and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners supporting the January 2013 ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. Founded by Grammy-nominated musician and noted philanthropist Kenna, SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT is a grueling seven-day, fifty-mile climb up Africa's tallest peak that...

2012-05-11 10:21:09

PRINCETON, N.J., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Water.org and interactive agency Rosetta are joining forces to launch an interactive Mother's Day initiative called 'Steps For Water' to raise awareness for the world water crisis, which largely impacts poor women and children and takes the life of approximately 5,000 children each and every day. Beginning today, anyone interested in making a difference in the lives of women and children that lack access to clean water can connect through an...

2011-12-09 10:34:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of United Nations Human Rights Day, 61 percent of Americans believe access to safe drinking water and sanitation should be a priority for the United States government when assisting developing nations, according to a recent Ipsos poll of 1,015 adults. In 2010, safe drinking water and sanitation were declared human rights by the United Nations General Assembly. The recent national poll shows that many Americans agree....

2011-11-29 08:00:00

PEORIA, Ill., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced that the Caterpillar Foundation and Water.org announced a $3 million partnership to reach more than 218,000 people with clean water and sanitation over the next three years. The program will support a significant expansion of Water.org's WaterCredit activities in India, and also fund a market assessment to explore the launch of WaterCredit in Indonesia for the first time....