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Our Causes: Water

"You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the ocean in a drop."

- Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī (aka Rumi), Persian poet, 1207-1273 AD

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Despite being named "Earth," the surface of our planet is mostly water, and so are we. This is not a coincidence. Water and Life are deeply connected, and there is no more pressing need on our planet today than how we think about and manage water.

There are those who say water isn't merely a substance, that it is a sacred being, an elemental spirit. Some believe Planet Earth itself is alive, and its health depends on the health of its organs: the deserts, mountains, forests, jungles, wetlands, rivers, oceans, and all the flora, fauna, and funga that live in each. What links all of Earth’s living and non-living parts together is water. We must learn to treat water accordingly, as Water is Life.

First Light is passionate about water advocacy and the storytelling needed to help people better understand the critical importance of and interdependence between water and human civilization, and what steps we can take to protect it.

If you are equally passionate about protecting the lakes, rivers, oceans, wetlands, and marshes on our planet, please contact us so we can explore synergies, meaningful partnerships, and trackable outcomes to improve our world.

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