Fixing Wells in India – You Can Help TODAY

Clean water. It’s something that you and I take for granted every day, but hundreds of millions of people around the world struggle for. One in every eight people worldwide lack reliable access to clean water, contributing to the deaths of about 4,000 children EVERY DAY.

So over the past few decades, the international community built wells to help alleviate this public health crisis. But now, over 1/3 of the wells built in the past 20 years are no longer working. We can do better, and my friend and colleague Alex Cone has convinced me to join with 100 bloggers around the world to show you how.

Bringing fresh water to thousands of people in Northern India is simpler than you might think. We don’t need heavy equipment, big companies, or international development loans. Instead, The Adventure Project is going to help teach men and women in India to fix, maintain, and operate the wells that are already there.

So, TODAY, we’re trying to raise $10,000 in $20 increments (or more if you’d like). If we reach our goal, we’re giving Indians the knowledge and skill to fix 300 wells a month for years to come.

$20 brings a permanent source of water to 3 people in India, and does it in a way that allows neighbors to help each other improve their communities. I know times are tough for a lot of us, but if you can, take the time today to help save lives.

NYTimes.com’s Wonky Pricing Structure

I’m happy to hear that starting March 28th, the New York Times will begin charging users via a metered/stepped usage system. If you’re a casual user, you probably won’t be affected, but Times junkies like me, we’re looking at another monthly bill.

Personally, I was a TimesSelect subscriber back in the day and think the Times deserves some of my money. But I’m confused by the pricing structure of their new subscriber program.  Continue reading “NYTimes.com’s Wonky Pricing Structure”