I'm a huge fan of Charity:Water, a non-profit whose mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. According to their site, 1 billion people don't have access to drinking water- that's one in six of us.
Now the man behind Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté, has launched his own foundation around the water cause. After learning that every 8 seconds a child dies from water contamination, he began ONE DROP, which aims to bring "water for all, all for water". Tonight he hopes to raise awareness around the water issue with a global online "poetic social mission" under the theme, Moving Stars and Earth for Water.
Laliberté will introduce the 2-hour 14 city event from the International Space Station, where he is spending 12 days as the first Canadian private space explorer. Environmental activists and celebs involved on earth include everyone from Al Gore and David Suzuki, to Salma Hayek and Matthew McConaughey.
I recently caught up with soulful singer, Joss Stone, who will be one of the performers introduced by Peter Gabriel in London. She told me about her upcoming album and about keeping positive attitude in life and work:
Yes, Laliberté is obviously used to creating extravagant experiences to say the least with a WOW factor.
Catch the ONE DROP event live on Friday, Oct. 9th at 8pm EST.