Earth Calendar for October 12th and October 13th

Oct 12, 2012

Nearly 6,000 people around the world, mainly children, die every day because they don't have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education. This statistic is what Water For People is trying to change and you can be involved in helping the effort by participating in this year's 5K fundraiser.

On September 18th, 2010 the Groundwater Consortium hosted the first annual 5k Race for Global Water in Ohio to benefit the non-profit organization Water For People. The past two years, with over 355 runners and walkers, 50 volunteers and the support of various donors and sponsors,  $13,000 was donated directly to the charity.  This donation helped fund the mission of installing sustainable water systems and sanitation facilities in developing countries; helping to save thousands of lives every year.

The event serves as an excellent educational opportunity for the community with numerous hands-on exhibits and activities for kids including games, face painting, and a free Kids Fun Run.

You can help make a difference this year by running, walking, participating in the Corporate, volunteering, sponsoring or donating. October 27th, 9:00 am at Water Works Park, 5133 Groh Lane, Fairfield, OH 45014.

Registration and more information at

On Our Calendar:  Properly dispose of household items at the Boone County Fall Clean-Up being held October 15th through  October 21st from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. There will be two sites: one at the Boone County Public Works Department on Maplewood Dr. and the other at the Union Pool on Old Union Rd. Liquid waste, hazardous waste, paint, dirt and concrete will NOT be accepted. No items from a business will be accepted. Only four tires per load will be accepted. Call Boone County Solid Waste at 859-334-3151 for more information.