Unicef's Tap Project Dirty Water Machine
During World Water Week last week, UNICEF (not your usual source of design "interventions") provocatively installed a "dirty-water vending machine" in Manhattan to bring awareness to water borne diseases that are all-too-commonly found in water around the world. In the vending machine, choose from typhoid, malaria, cholera, and more. The initiative, titles the Tap Project, will raise money for UNICEF's health programs (each bottle of dirty water costs $1). Despite the fact that your money isn't buying a refreshing drink, the donation goes to a worthy issue. Over 1 billion people around the world lack access to clean water, and waterborne diseases are the second-most common cause of childhood death. Read more about the project here.