If you only read one thing this week…

What is “Good is?” by Anna
September 13, 2011, 1:16 pm
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Good.is is an online media platform that promotes, connects, and reports on individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations working for social causes around the globe. The publication covers a variety of topics including the environment, education, urban planning and health.

They also have wonderfully illustrated info-graphics about key issues in the world today.

This week, check out the graphic entitled “Picture a Lifetime of Clean Drinking Water.”

The introduction states:

Currently 884 million people in the world lack access to safe, clean water, which means that approximately one in eight people are at risk from disease and economic hardship from an entirely preventable cause. What would the world look like if these people had access to clean water everyday?”

 The reader is then guided on an illustrated tour of how the lack of clean water affects much of the planet. It includes statistics about those most at risk, including children, young women, and the elderly.

To see the link, click here:

The online magazine is known for its illustrated representations of all kinds of data, including AIDs statistics, energy consumption, and the education system. And while all the graphics don’t generally offer a solution to fix the problem, their easy-to-understand and visually pleasing style does a good job of raising awareness.