03/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Twestival Promotes Awareness Of Water Issues (VIDEO)

The New York Times reports that "Twestival," the multi-city gathering of people who a) use Twitter and b) care about the world's water supply, is taking a number of approaches to raise money:

On Feb. 12, more than 200 cities worldwide will hold events to foster networking within local Twitter communities as well as raise funds for charity: water, a nonprofit that installs wells and rainwater harvesting systems in developing countries.


In addition to collecting contributions online, Twestival events are using various methods to raise money for charity: water. Some are selling tickets, while others will have free admission and raffle off donated items. Ms. Rose also set up a streaming music site, called to generate additional donations. Music fans can leave a donation in exchange for listening to songs donated by musicians like the experimental pop chanteuse Imogen Heap, the indie rockers Bloc Party and a Brazilian electro-outfit, Bonde do Role.

And it was just yesterday that we posted a story on a company harnessing the power of the Internet to create collective bargaining for green goodness.

If your city isn't holding a Twestival event (bottom right of this site for a list) or if you're priced out, you can donate in small amounts, follow the action on Twitter, or just read up and talk about water with your friends and family.

Watch this great water video set to a great Beck song, then check out water-related stories below:

charity: water promo featuring "Time Bomb" by Beck from charity: water on Vimeo.

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