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Below is a poster I designed for Earth Day 2014 in my Intermediate Graphic Design class. In the assignment brief we were provided with some facts impacting our planet. One that stuck out to me was, “40% of our waterways are undrinkable.” I immediately thought of a picture I took last year. The photo I took featured a fire hydrant being routinely drained to relieve pressure.

I found it interesting people in developing countries, who don’t have access to clean water, would probably be very confused by this practice. Citizens of these countries might be drinking water not anywhere near as clean, while this water may be perceived as being essentially wasted.


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