Wednesday, November 2, 2011

World Toilet Day

The Poop Spot brings you news and reviews of toilets world wide, but did you know that nearly 2.6 Billion people live without the luxury of proper sanitation? Try to imagine for a moment a life without your bathroom, without clean running water. That is a reality for a huge portion of our world population.

November 19th is World Toilet Day- a day to raise awareness afor the growing number of people living without sanitation.

"In 2001 WTO declared 19th November World Toilet Day (WTD). Today it is celebrated in over 19 countries with over 51 events being hosted by various water and sanitation advocates.

World Toilet Organization created WTD to raise global awareness of the struggle 2.6 billion face every day without access to proper, clean sanitation.WTD also brings to the forefront the health, emotional and psychological consequences the poor endure as a result of inadequate sanitation.

WTD's popularity is gaining momentum, and in 2010 there were 51 events spanning 19 countries. Our "Big Squat" campaign generated 24 "Big Squats" globally and in Singapore over 600 squatters joined the cause in six locations island-wide. WTO would love to see our day become "The" event that represents the sanitation crisis globally, and we strongly encourage our members, volunteers, the community, media and partners to get behind our cause and support our day."

The World Toilet Organization is working hard to reverse this problem, and you can too!

follow them on twitter for updates on November 19th WORLD TOILET DAY!!/worldtoiletday

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