In general humans are pretty apathetic. Unless something concerns us directly we’re not ready to take up the gauntlet and get involved in anything for the greater good. Yes, there are people who make it a point to involve themselves, but the majority of us just read the paper or watch the news and moan, if that. What we need to realize, and right now, is that we are polluting our planet in almost more ways than we can count and in countless ways we’re not even aware of. It’s difficult to imagine what kind of event would jolt us out of our complacency and motivate us to look around and see what is happening to us right in our own living spaces. The most important part of our lives, besides air, is water; most of the planet is made up of water, we are mostly made up of water, we need to ingest water to live. Yet we choose to ignore the runoff from our streets, from factories, from overgrazing and indiscriminate farming. Again, yes, there are a few activists pursuing actions on these things, but we, ordinary people, can also choose to join the fight to keep our water safe, if not beautiful, for the future. We can begin by being conscious of what we, our very own selves, are doing to keep our water supply potable – do we check storm drains, do we change the oil in our cars safely, do we refrain from throwing anything into water or on beaches or along riverbanks? We can also make a little more effort, not much, but a little, by contacting those who represent us with governments to let them know that we care and concerned, in general or about specific concerns. Shouldn’t we take part in preserving ourselves and the water that gives us life?