UMD Celebrates World Water Day

By KBJR News 1

April 4, 2013 Updated Apr 4, 2013 at 6:28 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Staff and students from U-M-D took part in World Water Day Thursday to celebrate the Great Lakes.

Reusable aluminum water bottles were handed out to remind people how bad plastic water bottles are for the environment.

The event also stressed the importance of using Lake Superior as a source for Duluth's drinking water.

Water levels in the Great Lakes are drastically low and there are many other concerns over the waters.

Maude Barlow, Chairperson of the National food & water watch says that the Great Lakes are in danger and that people should do more to protect the resources we have.

"This water is the most precious element of a living ecosystem that gives us life and livelihood for like 45 million of us around the lakes. We've just got to take better care of them," said Barlow.

Maude Barlow also spoke at St. Scholastica Thursday to talk about global water issues.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati