ONE Act a Week: Donate your voice to World Toilet Day

Action: 20. Time: 5 minutes. Level of difficulty: Easy.

Toilet

It’s that time of the year again — it’s time to talk about poop! Every year on November 19, World Toilet Day, the global health community shines a spotlight on the issue of water and sanitation, giving the world a chance to push the agenda for this taboo topic.

About 2.6 billion people do not have access to proper, clean sanitation (in other words, they don’t have any toilets), and as a result, they must face the consequences: disease, humiliation and poor hygiene.

People need to know these facts, and that’s where you come in. Help the international development community spread the word about this important day by donating your voice to World Toilet Day.

Go to Water.org’s Talk Sh*t All Week website and allow them to post daily status updates for World Toilet Day on your Facebook or Twitter account. They’ll post interesting, facts, stats and links from today to November 19. Click on the graphic below to get started:

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By lending your voice, you’ll be able to help us raise a big stink about the fact that billions live without toilets and help Water.org further their cause. Everyone deserves to take a safe poop, so let’s cut the crap.