Education is the Key

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." --Nelson Mandela

We believe in the power of education to inspire all people to focus on making a positive impact in the world. It is our belief that the meaningful change we strive for will take root when nourished by education. This knowledge will provide a platform for youth leadership roles in educating communities about one of the most important topics of our time.

We mentor, train and work with young people in the fields of art and social justice by working on projects that teach best practices and recognize the necessity of safeguarding the environment. We also seek to create and share presentations, curricula, and learning tools for reuse throughout the world.

Projects

'Trace the Tap' K-12 Curriculum

'Trace the Tap' Curriculum

The Water Tank Project collaborated with Generation Human Rights to develop 'Trace the Tap (TTT)', a free water-focused curriculum for 9th-12th grades that encourages students to explore the importance of clean water from the various perspectives of science, social studies, human rights, and art. TTT reveals the bigger picture to students about global water issues and will guide them to develop an understanding of the vital importance of water as the source of life. It will also provide students with tools to investigate local, national, and international water issues while meeting national standards in science and social studies, as well as the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts Grades PreK–12.

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The Harmi School Project

The Harmi School Project

Everybody likes the idea of small classes - teachers, parents, policy makers. But still we force students to go to big schools. We all understand the importance of small classes for teaching and learning. High quality research has demonstrated the benefits of small classes for teaching and learning, especially for students at risk. Students who spend more years in small classes demonstrate effective learning styles.

A joyful classroom atmosphere makes students apt to learn how to successfully solve problems in potentially stressful situation. For the best academic outcomes the following aspects of the learning environment are needed; quiet, comfortable and safe learning environment, bright colors and the closeness to nature.

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India Water Portal

India Water Portal (Affiliate)

India Water Portal (IWP) is a national knowledge portal for all things water set up by the National Knowledge Commission in 2006. It includes issues that influence water or are related to it such as climate change, sanitation and food security. The content contains both topical as well as feature stories, videos and photo essays about important happenings from around India.

Those who crave data will find data from government reports and data shared by organisations in a clean, simple and workable format. The IWP follows hundreds of sources and brings you a curated, easy to read list of news and policy matters in a daily and weekly roundup.

India Water Portal

WATCH 13

We Are The City Heroes 2013

We Are The City Heroes (WATCH) 2013 is the Architectural Projects IV Course 2013–2014 run by Ivan Capdevila for the University of Alicante.

Sandra Palau Palacio covered The Water Tank Project for the course, and included a tremendous amount of contextual information about the issues touched on by the project, about New York City, and about the project itself.

WATCH 13 Project Page


Videos

About the Water Tank Project

Beginning July 2014, The Water Tank Project is encouraging New Yorkers to look up and be inspired by New York City's iconic water tanks wrapped in artwork by some of the world's best-known artists and influencers, to draw attention to the global water crisis.

Mobilizing art to change the world: Mary Jordan at TEDxTallinn

Creative Director Mary Jordan speaks at Tedx Tallinn on the global water crisis and her Water Tank Project which aims to draw attention to the water problem that impacts millions of people every day.

Midway - a film by Chris Jordan

Both elegy and warning, Midway explores the interconnectedness of species, with the albatross on Midway as a mirror of our humanity.

A Bottle's Odyssey

A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner. Directed by Nik Kleverov. For for more information on UNEP's work on plastic waste and marine litter go to: http://www.unep.org/gpa/gpml

The Story of Bottled Water

The Story of Bottled Water employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand — how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap.


Educational Posters

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