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Walk for Water

Walkers make their way along a one-mile route at Rocky Mountain College during the Walk for Water in 2012. This year's event is set for April 22.

A local nonprofit organization, Hope 2 One Life, Inc., will host the 10th annual Walk for Water at Rocky Mountain College's Bair Student Center on April 22.

Registration for the event begins at 9:30 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10. World Water Day is an international day of observance and an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues and be inspired to tell others.

Participants are encouraged to take action to make a difference. Since the United Nations designation in 1992, World Water Day is celebrated all over the world by tens of thousands of people and organizations.

This is the only event of its kind in Montana, which is held in partnership with the Rocky Mountain College Student Environmental Club and the Institute for Peace Studies.

“Wastewater” is this year’s theme and it highlights how safely managed wastewater can be a sustainable source of water, energy, nutrients and recoverable materials.

“Why Waste Water?” is about reducing and reusing wastewater. In developing countries, the vast majority of all the wastewater from cities, villages, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused, polluting the environment.

Participants are encouraged to collect fact cards and play a game. A multi-media forum will take place after the walk, as well as an opportunity to view a documentary and purchase international crafts for vendors, including Family Empowerment Uganda.

Participants can enjoy Starbucks coffee, Great American Bagels, and fruit from Lucky's Market. T-shirts from Mosaic Threads will be available for purchase for $10.

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Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.