How can you make a change?

Perhaps the most important feature of our core mission at HAAN is helping to educate our community about the importance of fighting for clean water for everyone. The clock is ticking, and we all need to play a role in making a difference.

It’s a big problem, but there are solutions which each of us can do individually and collectively to ACTUALLY MAKE A CHANGE!

Want to find out more?
Here are some steps. Because YOU DO have the power to change things.

Although the scale of the challenges facing our planet are troubling, we can all do something.
Here are 5 simple ways you can reduce your water impact and help in the fight against the global water crisis.

  1. The more you know, the better. Be informed!

Our generation is perhaps the first to know that our daily actions are threatening the planet. Being informed and speaking up is the most powerful thing you can do to change this.

    Through our phones and computers, we have the world at our fingertips. So, do your research, keep up with the news, ask questions, be curious. Start conversations with your friends and family, try to be an element of influence and change.

    Speak up. Be open to talk and listen, to everyone. Use social media to transmit a clear message. Don’t be afraid to make your voice be heard!

    1. How are you using water? Be aware!

    The current situation makes washing our hands more crucial than ever, but don’t forget to turn off the tap while soaping up!

      Start saving water by breaking bad habits: we can all clean dishes, wash our hands and faces, brush our teeth or shave, without leaving the tap open.

      By the way... this means showering too!
      While far more water efficient than baths, showers still account for 17% of indoor water use. Shortening our showers can save up to 10 liters of water PER MINUTE!

      Try it out!

      Use your iPhone to time your showers. Aim for five minutes or less.
      Tell us your experience afterwards. Was it as hard as you thought it would be? Probably not!

      Bonus tip: Fix any leaks in the house. Even a slow drip from a leaking faucet can waste up to 75 liters of water a day!

      1. We are what we eat. Be conscious!

      How much water does it take to make a quarter pound hamburger? About 1.650 liters!

      Food production is a major player in our water consumption, especially in animal production. Indeed, nothing has as much embedded water as meat. Farming animals for meat and dairy, requires huge amounts of water!

      Move towards a more plant-based diet, even if it is in gradual steps, and away from a meat dominated diet. This small gesture reduces our impact on the environment and reduces our food bills. It’s a win-win!

      Vegetarian and vegan foods are trending all over the planet right now. Restaurants, cafes and supermarkets all have plant-based options. Get onboard!

       

      1. Understanding what we buy. Be Smart!

      How much water does it take to produce one non-sustainable cotton shirt? 2.500 liters! And that favorite pair of jeans? 10.000 liters of water went into making them!

        We need to be smarter about what, and where, we buy our clothes. Buying less and more appropriately will save us money, reduce waste and improve our environmental footprint in the world.

        Support eco-friendly products and brands. Encouraging companies like ours, and others, to source and produce products in a more sustainable way, means doing less damage to the environment.

        We can all agree that no piece of clothing should mean sacrificing clean drinking water, sustainable agriculture, or even loss of human life, for any community.  

        1. Find ways to give back. Be generous!

        There are lots of ways you can help in the eradication of the water crisis.

        For instance, contact the brands you buy from and ask them for more sustainable products.
        Try to influence your friends in making more conscious and sustainable decisions. Every little thing helps!

        Our way to give back? Try to build a better future for the planet and humanity. This is the reason why we contribute by donating 20% of our profits to fund water projects in developing countries. Together, we’ve been able to help over 2500 people to have access to clean drinking water.

        You can read more about our social purpose here. 


        Want to know more about the Water Crisis?

        If you are at home, we have a Netflix tip for you:

        Explained - an enlightening explainer series that takes viewers deep inside a wide range of culturally relevant topic, questions and ideas.

        Watch Season 1 Chapter 2 - "The World's Water Crisis".

        The global water crisis is at an inflection point. How do we price our most valuable resource, while also ensuring access to it as a human right?