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Twestival: How You Can Help Save the World

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By Jeffrey

What’s a Twestival?

It’s a Twitter festival, and it will help give the world access to clean drinking water.

On February 12th, 175+ cities around the world will hold Twestivals where local Twitter users (and friends) will come together to “tweet, meet, and give”.

The cause?


Check out the details below.

There are a sad few charities that give 100% of proceeds to their cause…

But Twestival is one of them.

What wil Charity:Water do with the proceeds?

They’ll provide clean drinking water to the 1.1 billion people in the world who don’t have access to it.

Facts and Figures

  • Drilling a well can cost from $4,000 – $12,000 USD
  • A child dies every 15 seconds of a waterborne disease
  • Diarrhea is the second largest cause of child mortality
  • 80% or all sickness in the developing world is due to water-related disease
  • Each American uses enough water to fill 1600 glasses a day
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, women spend 15-17 hrs/week collecting water

Check out this video from Charity:Water’s founder, Scott Harrison:

My Local Twestival and How to Find Yours

The Nashville Twestival will be taking place at a local dueling piano bar called The Big Bang, and a local Nashville blog called Nashvillest (@Nashvillest on Twitter) is graciously doing the organizing. Obviously, I’ll be there!

The donations will be the cover charge of $10.

To find a Twestival near you, simply check the main Twestival page and search for your city.

Is your city doing something cool at their Twestival? Tell us about it in the comments!

Also check out 3 ways Twitter can help you live greener.