Hello dear Changemaker,
I am extremely excited to share with you that our petition is a victory! Feels surreal 😀 With World Water Day just around the corner – 22nd March, the timing of this could not be better. The National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI) has collaborated with our organization “Why Waste?” (www.whywaste.io) to build a movement across India by bringing the #GlassHalfFull concept to restaurants as well as introducing newer methods to optimize water usage to them. Even though the process of getting to them and convincing them was tedious, we are glad that they are now extremely supportive and the outcome is more than worth it! Attached to this update is a part of the tent card that will go up in restaurants across India. The NRAI will also be sending out a notice to all the restaurants registered with them expressing their support for our cause and urging them to adopt the same. The NRAI represents an industry of 1,00,000 restaurants. Can you imagine the amount of water that is being saved and the phenomenal change that you have contributed to, to change the way people see this natural resource. Thank you, for supporting this cause and inspiring so many more to join the movement. Why Waste?’s collaboration with NRAI will definitely go a long way if we have the constant support of people like you. Rahul Singh, president, NRAI while taking the partnership ahead said, “97 million people in India do not have access to clean drinking water. This World Water Day, as a part of the #GlassHalfFull initiative, NRAI will encourage restaurants to adopt sustainable alternatives for reducing consumption of water for it to be available to those who need it the most. We will not only sensitize the restaurant staff but customers as well to reduce wastage of water.” He further added, “NRAI is glad to partner with Why Waste?, an organization aiming to change the mindsets of people towards natural resources, specifically water.” Water optimization is key in today’s world and you have played a vital role in helping take the first step to optimize the usage of this resource in one of the most forgotten places when it comes to sustainability – Restaurants. The world is running out of water and it is important for us to start doing our bit today. So now what? Surely we celebrate, but there’s still more work to be done. We at Why Waste? will not stop here. What we want to do is inspire a worldwide movement around saving water. We want to show the world how the people of India came together in support of saving water – one of the most vital resources and how they can learn from our efforts to optimize their own usage. I promise to keep you posted with further updates. Thank you once again for your support. This had been an incredible journey for me.