BONUS – Learn about the Shower Strike, by Well Aware, from some very cute kiddos

Mar 28, 2022

Show Strike is a powerful, fun, and quirky fundraiser that funds clean water projects in East Africa and also spreads awareness about global water challenges. Participants pledge to Skip Showers, Walk for Water, or Just Fundraise until they reach their goals and you can be a part of it! Every $15 you raise will provide 1 person with lasting clean water. Listen to some eco-curious kiddos discuss the fundraiser and how people can participate. You can head on over to showerstrike.org to register to help Well Aware create more lasting water systems for those who need it most.

Show Notes:

Get involved in Shower Strike – https://www.showerstrike.org/

Learn about Well Aware, who created Shower Strike – https://wellawareworld.org/

Pretty ok (not great) transcript:

This is Jess and Mason with the mostly green life, the podcast that’s making sustainability and our connection to the environment. More fun and approachable for the eco. Curious your host for today is a vibrant ten-year-old girl named violet Markham, who is very passionate about water, supply and scarcity much due to her mom’s company.

Well-aware which funds and implements lasting clean water systems in east Africa. You may have listened to one of our early episodes where we chatted with Violet’s mom, Sarah Evans.

With special guests Dexon and Sicily are kiddos. Who’ve been very eager to start their own podcasts. And this is our official debut on a mostly green life. If you’re ready to laugh a little and learn about a great cause coming up in April, keep listening.

[00:00:00] Violet: Welcome to the mostly green podcast. Today is a very special episode because the kids have taken over. My name is violet mark, and my mom is the founder of well aware. I will be chatting with Sicily and din today about an important issue that WellAware is addressing as well as a really cool way that we are helping well aware out next month.

Please welcome. Sicily and her brother Dax.

[00:00:30] Cece: Hi, well Dax and Sicily.

[00:00:33] Violet: Well, each of you tell us a bit about yourselves

[00:00:37] Cece: All right, so

[00:00:38] Daxton: hi, I’m Dax and Arnold. I am 11 years old and my birthday is April 17th.

[00:00:46] Cece: Don’t say your birthday to the public dude.

I’m Sicily. I’m nine years old. About to be 10. I like. Baking and playing on the trampoline and playing in the front yard with our dog. Mari gold. Eloise.

[00:01:11] Daxton: We just call her Ellie though.

[00:01:12] Violet: So what do you guys do in your free time?

[00:01:16] Daxton: I play with my dog, Ellie re chat with my friends and play at school.

[00:01:22] Cece: that’s not in your school. Isn’t your free time. Mm-hmm rain. Brick is , but it doesn’t let free time.

It’s scheduled. Okay. Um, I play with our dog miracle Lise, and sometimes I bake and read and play hard games and play on the trampoline and try most of it’s trying

[00:01:45] Violet: to get Dax done to play with me. so. um, tell me, how do you use water in your house? Mostly? Um, We probably use

[00:01:55] Cece: it for showers most

[00:01:57] Daxton: and washing hands and hawing, fish,

[00:02:02] Cece: hawing, fish.

[00:02:04] Violet: yes. I’ve never heard of that before. yeah. How,

[00:02:08] Cece: um, they thought fish is, they take the fish and they put it in the sink and then they, it put the faucet to like slowly drip and like a like, and then it throws the fish. I don’t really get it.

[00:02:22] Violet: Me neither. . Um, are you guys familiar with how people in east Africa, um, get water?

Um, don’t they

[00:02:31] Daxton: like walk to some, like a river

[00:02:34] Violet: to get water? Yeah. Yeah. You’re right. So how long do you think they walk though? Um,

[00:02:41] Cece: About

[00:02:42] Violet: three miles, 200, 200. That’s right. Oh, Exton got that run, right. I just good job

[00:02:48] Daxton: discussed from like, remember go Dew walk three miles to get salt.

[00:02:54] Cece: No, he also, no, he walked 300 miles Dax in

[00:03:00] Daxton: same

[00:03:00] Cece: first number.


[00:03:02] Violet: it’s

[00:03:03] Cece: three and 300 are very different tax.

[00:03:06] Violet: What do you think would happen if we only had dirt, dirty water in our houses? Um,

[00:03:13] Cece: We probably wouldn’t be clean, although the fish would still get so loud.

um, we, we wouldn’t be able to really get our dishes or hand clean and. If mainly things wouldn’t be clean and we might also dive because, oh yeah. Right?

[00:03:36] Violet: Yeah. So the main thing is like that people in east Africa don’t have water to drink. That’s the most big problem. So they only have dirty water. So, but imagine drinking dirty water

[00:03:50] Cece: that would taste Blacky whenever in the RV, it tastes terrible.

And that’s if like decently filtered water, if most til icky,

[00:04:03] Violet: we heard

[00:04:04] Cece: about shower strike. We were wondering what that exactly is and how to participate.

[00:04:10] Violet: well, shower strike is on the last week of April. And, um, that’s when you only shower, um, you don’t shower for a week.

Um, so we can all the water that we mostly use because we use lots of water in the whole world. Um, yeah. so you participate by technically just not using water for a week. Well, you can use water, just don’t shower. That

[00:04:43] Cece: sounds

[00:04:44] Daxton: hard also. I’m pretty sure I might have like a soccer game or something. So woman, I need to shower.

[00:04:50] Cece: Well, I’m also gonna have a soccer game D um,

It’s your turn to talk, dude.

it’s your line?

[00:05:06] Daxton: Could my friends get involved?

Could my school get involved?

[00:05:09] Violet: Um, yeah, you can just bring everyone in and say. Hey, this, um, thing called Shastri is going in. And if you want, you can sign up on shastri.org or you just don’t shower for a week. It’s pretty simple,

[00:05:24] Cece: how do we get, if we don’t shower?

[00:05:29] Violet: Well, you could take a bath, but. It’s not the best thing, because it’s honestly you’re soaking in your own dirt. Um,

[00:05:37] Cece: we could go in the pool.

[00:05:39] Violet: Yeah, you could just that’s swim,

[00:05:42] Cece: but that’s full of chlorine, swim to shower after it’s better than dirt.

[00:05:46] Violet: Why

[00:05:46] Cece: do you think like limit it to

[00:05:48] Daxton: bucket?

[00:05:50] Cece: And they told us that that was. Be quiet. These hands.

[00:05:58] Daxton: Nope. Came up with that all by myself. How do you get clean when you’re camping?

[00:06:04] Cece: Um, we swim in rivers mainly,

[00:06:11] Daxton: or we take a shower because sometimes

[00:06:13] Cece: camps have no, I usually don’t don’t most of the time, when you’re you just kind of smelly me.

What do I do? Do you have more lines? No. No. sounds

[00:06:38] Violet: like what’s our line.

[00:06:40] Cece:

How much money do you think you can raise in shower strike this year?

[00:06:45] Violet: Well, hopefully 6,000, because last year we got 5,000 and we are. Um, thinking we can get higher possibly, but, if you, um, how you fund and how you donate is, you can just go on shower, strike.org and, email your friends and family, um, to, donate to that, website.

It’s just like a donate button, I

[00:07:10] Cece: guess. Can I do the end thing?

[00:07:13] Daxton: No.

[00:07:14] Cece: Do we do that now? We already said that

How many people participate?

[00:07:19] Violet: I have no idea. Hundreds of people, hundreds, hundreds of people, hundreds.

That’s how you said it.

[00:07:28] Daxton: can I say the last thing?

[00:07:30] Violet: It’s yeah, you, we already did that. It’s the all right. Oh yeah.

[00:07:35] Cece: Um,

[00:07:36] Daxton: you can join us on shower, strike and make a difference too. Just visit shastri.org and sign up to go on shower, strike with us from April 20th to April 26th, for every $15 we raised together, another person gets clean water for a long time.

I should

[00:07:49] Cece: be an advertisement. Yeah. Yeah. That was pretty amazing. Nailed it.

[00:07:53] Violet: Good job. You guys. There’s the last part. Yeah. When last. Current, um, Cecily din, do you have any questions or closing

[00:08:03] Cece: thoughts? Um, I was just wondering, how does the like, donations, like how do you like, just like go to their house and install plumbing with the money?

How, like, how do you actually give them the water?

[00:08:21] Daxton: Um, guessing by the name, I’m gonna guess you guys drill

[00:08:23] Cece: Wells it’s well aware and I’m guessing that it’s like making people aware. No. They just, yes, it is Wells.

It’s just, no, it’s helping people be aware of the situation of people in Africa also don’t and drilling Wells, Don,

[00:08:40] Violet: Don donations, possibly about bill Wells. Probably not.

[00:08:43] Daxton: You guys like donate to

[00:08:44] Cece: drill Wells in Africa. Yes. You do that. Yeah.


That CC? I was right. I never said you were wrong. That’s just, I was just adding on to your points, dude, back on topic. You’re the one being mean? That

[00:08:57] Violet: anyways, thank you for joining us on the mostly grain podcast. I have one last closing thought. Okay.

[00:09:03] Cece: That week’s

[00:09:04] Daxton: gonna be really smelly.

[00:09:06] Cece: Yeah.

[00:09:09] Violet: Okay.

[00:09:11] Daxton: Don’t you guys like just send some people over and then they, you.

[00:09:16] Cece: Big Wells

[00:09:16] Violet: go. So, um, there’s this driller with this? Um, they, have you ever seen like those big construction oil? Yeah. Oil Wells, like big construction drills that drill to the ground so fast and whenever they hit water, water, like just like that’s out. And, that’s how you get the well, and I guess they install pipes up there to make the well install pipes from the ground.

And for some reason that’s clean the water from the ground’s clean. Is it so deep? Oh yeah.

[00:09:48] Cece: Cause it’s so deep. And I was doing research, um, sitting in project time, natural gas and, um, natural gas is like falling, like. kinda like airtight kind of like pockets. there’s like a thing called cap rocks that can seal it.

Is that what conceals the water?

[00:10:13] Violet: Well, it’s in a similar way, but not really, but it’s very similar

and blah, blah, blah, kind of was very

[00:10:24] Mason: tentative. You weren’t listening to your moms? No, .

[00:10:27] Cece: What else is there no, no

[00:10:31] Violet: more questions. Bye. Bye. Bye.

Well, that was very interesting. And a lot of fun. Yeah. So much fun. The kids say the darndest things. Well, wait, I don’t think we should say that anymore, huh? Right. I think that’s a bill Cosby thing. Say that anymore,

we first learned about showers. Tri-C back in the CCS veggie code days. They approached to us about the company doing a shower strike, and I found it kind of funny because working with fresh produce cleanliness. Absolutely paramount. And I was like, this is all well and good, but there is absolutely no way we want anyone to not shower even for a day and come in.

And that’s when they told us about all the different ways can participate and we ended up sponsoring. And that was for the production side. Like we didn’t want the production team to not shower. That’s true. I guess McGinn team could have, but it would have been less impactful. Uh, so we ended up sponsoring a classroom and they were able to do it and they had so much fun and they sent us a thank you card and picture after, and it was a blast.

Yeah, that was awesome. And so just to recap for everybody, if you didn’t get the gist from the kiddos, talking about it, shower strike is a powerful and Superfund fundraiser that helps to fund clean water projects in east Africa and also spreads awareness about global water challenges.

Participants pledge to skip showers, walk for water, or just fundraise until they reach their goals. And you can be a part of it too.

Every $15 you raise we’ll provide one person with lasting cleaning.

You can head on over to shower, strike.org to register, to help well-aware create more lasting water systems for those who need it most. Thanks for listening.

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