Marc Yaggi, Executive Director, Waterkeeper Alliance
The vision of the Waterkeeper movement is crystal clear: to have swimmable, drinkable and fishable waterways worldwide. Daunting task indeed. As we all should know, the fight for clean water is a fight for one of the most basic and essential human rights. With water resources declining in quality and quantity in virtually every part of the world, communities everywhere are looking for ways to protect this right. Waterkeeper Alliance literally provides a way for communities to stand up to anyone who threatens this right – from law-breaking corporate polluters to irresponsible governments. On over 244 waterways, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, the Amazon to the Ganges, Waterkeepers are on patrol, in boats ranging in size from kayaks to research vessels. These amazing human beings make sure that the world’s Waterkeepers are as connected to each other as they are to their local waters, organizing the fight for clean water into a coordinated global movement. United as one powerful force, Waterkeeper Alliance fights for the rights of communities everywhere – as the voice for the world’s waters. Join me to find out just how they connect some really big green dots! This show made possible through the generous support of Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona.