June 6, 2013--Water conservation campaign restores 10 million gallons of water to CO River (Water World)

The "Change the Course" (changethecourse.us) water sustainability campaign, created by the National Geographic Society, Bonneville Environmental Foundation and Participant Media, is supporting projects that restore water to depleted rivers across the Colorado River Basin. The project has been supported by more than 10,000 individuals across the 50 U.S. states; Washington, D.C.; and 96 countries that have pledged their commitment to conserve water by changing personal behaviors around diet, energy use, and product consumption. Each conservation pledge made by the public is matched with 1,000 gallons of water restored to the Colorado River, and the combined pledges made to date by the public will result in the restoration of 10 million gallons of water to the depleted river basin. The Change the Course campaign works with corporations and the public to create a movement that supports water education, conservation and restoration. The Campaign relies on corporate sponsors to underwrite projects that replenish flows to depleted rivers, from the Rocky Mountains down to the Colorado River Delta in Mexico. Other sustainable brands are invited to become a part of this grassroots effort to educate and engage the public in water conservation and restore the iconic Colorado River Basin to health.

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