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Matt Damon’s toilet strike is a reason to have plans for WTD

Have you thought about your plans for World Toilet Day? Did you even know there’s a whole day dedicated to raising awareness on the fact that 2.4 billion people don’t have access to a toilet or proper sanitation?

There is, and it’s coming up on November 19th. And there are going to be some great events happening all over the world with the goal to raise awareness on the importance and need for sanitation around the world.

So now you know about World Toilet Day if you didn’t before and you can start to plan your celebration. But if you need more motivation, here are three Matt Damon related reasons to have plans.

1. Matt Damon might ask you what your plans are

Seriously don’t be like the reporter in the video above. Have something awesome planned when Matt Damon asks you what you did in honor of WTD.

2. You don’t want Jason Bourne coming after you

Matt Damon plays some seriously badass characters, you really don’t want to deal with Jason Bourne or Colin Sullivan from The Departed investigating your whereabouts on World Toilet Day if you didn’t have plans.

3. Matt Damon has serious toilet knowledge you can match

In this video Damon asks reporters, “Do you know what invention has saved more lives than any other in the history of humankind?” and their response...Silence. This doesn’t have to be you. The answer is the toilet, and here are some more toilet facts from water.org that will impress Matt Damon:

- 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet

- 1 in 10 people lack access to safe water

- Investing in toilets has high economic return: $4 return for every $1

Talking about poop can be awkward, but not as uncomfortable as these interactions between reporters and Matt Damon. So, if you’re not already chatting about poop or sending poop emojis, World Toilet Day is the perfect excuse to put your poop talk to a good cause and create some awareness for the billions who still need access to sanitation.

You can also go to TAKE ACTION NOW and share a tweet to kick-off your celebration of World Toilet Day.