How you can help
Someone once came up to me and said "Don't kid me, I am only one person, and also a poor person, so what can I do to change the world?" I said "Don't underestimate yourself. God has given us incredible gifts. It is up to us to use those gifts. The following examples (not in any order) prove that one person can shape and change the world: Jesus Christ, Prophet Mohammad, Buddha, Gandhi, Napoleon, Genghiz Khan, Alexander The Great, Julius Caesar, etc (the list is endless). So, are you going to sit there, just moan & do nothing?" Of course there are many ways you can help, either directly or indirectly, in cash or in kind, or by small changes in your lifestyle. Help us change the world for the better via the following ways:
(i) If you choose to contribute to our activities (for example support our schools programme whereby we educate school children on the importance of water & water conservation), you can send us a check (written out to Water Watch Penang) to our address at 10 Brown Road 10350 Penang.
(ii) Sign up to be our member. Entrance fee is only RM10 & Annual fee RM12 (RM1 a month). This small amount will help us build up our membership base and make our voice stronger when we negotiate with the government or private water companies (in terms of water tariffs, new water schemes, water quality, water pollution, etc). Go back to our Home Page and download the membership form. Fill it in and send it back to us (10 Brown Road 10350 Penang) by post & write out your check of RM24 (Entrance fee + annual fee). As a member, you will receive our bi-monthly newsletter informing you of upcoming activities and current events related to water, be entitled to discounts on nature trips organised by us (e.g. Taman Negara trip, Visit Waterfall Treatment Plant & view majestic waterfall, hiking up Penang Hill, camping at the Penang National Park at Pantai Kerachut, etc)
(iii) Be a Volunteer in our many activities. Whenever you see an upcoming event, email us to indicate that you can help.
(iv) Donations of any amount will be graciously accepted. Send us a check (written out to Water Watch Penang) to our address at 10 Brown Road 10350 Penang.
(v) Be a "Water-Friendly" person by reducing water use. You cannot reduce the minimum amount of water you drink (at least 8 cups a day) but you can reduce the amount you use for washing, flushing toilets, showering, etc. Start by reducing 1 flush per day. This is easy: when you come home after school or work, you may need to urinate a few times before you retire for the night. Most people flush the toilet (every flush uses 9 litres of water for the conventional WC) whenever they urinate. This is not necessary at all. Flush only when it becomes smelly. Urine only becomes smelly after a few hours & when it is concentrated. You can flush once after two visits to the toilet to urinate. This saves water. Put some pandan leaves in the toilet to reduce the smell. But if you defecate, you have to flush. A note of caution - always put hygiene & health first, you must not save water to the extreme. For more water saving tips, please visit our other sections (Go back to our Home Page)