Global Initiative 2020

Mission : Sustainable Citizen has partnered with Apex Development which is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the United Nations and is a vehicle for positive change across the world by empowering individuals and communities through global initiatives, programs, and strategic partnerships that provide structure and resources to those in need.




What our partnership means

Running Water Global believes no one in the world should be left hungry.  Our earth has provided us with enough natural resources to feed everyone.  Our number one focus is to focus on adding Hemp as a viable crop in order to protect the livelihood of future generations. Running Water Global Inc.  is working to  combine ethical sourcing, sustainability and durability for less environmental impact.  By working with Apex Development we will establish open lines of communication with world leaders to help develop countries and their people with technologies in agriculture and sustainability around the world.


RWG and ADF are committed to working with countries through the United Nations to bridge the gap in this global emergency of food security.  At the forefront of our mission we will work to develop a new crop which has been proven to create food, jobs, building materials and medicine all in one.  This plant is Hemp.  Countries around the world now are just seeing the value of what this crop can do for the Emergency Food Crisis.  RWG and ADF will help countries produce high quality, natural products which are kind to the environment and minimize the negative impact to the planet. We will work to empower the female farmer on growing locally while giving here the tools to succeed.


Our CEO Ms. Heather Richmond holds a special place in her heart for water.  At birth Heather was given the name Running Water by her native tribe the Prairie Pottowatomi. As Heather grew she never realized that water would be a mission of hers. Without Running Water our world would not live.   Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, energy and food production, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. Water is also at the heart of adaptation to climate change, serving as the crucial link between society and the environment.
Water is also a rights issue. As the global population grows, there is an increasing need to balance all of the competing commercial demands on water resources so that communities have enough for their needs. In particular, women and girls must have access to clean, private sanitation facilities to manage menstruation and maternity in dignity and safety.
At the human level, water cannot be seen in isolation from sanitation. Together, they are vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, education and economic productivity of populations.


As a women owned business Running Water Global has faced its own challenges in gender equality.  From these challenges the movement for Gender Equality became the fore front of discussion to help other future women leaders make moves to make a difference.  The unfinished business of our time. Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development. Moreover, it has been shown that empowering women spurs productivity and economic growth.
Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go to achieve full equality of rights and opportunities between men and women, warns UN Women. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to end the multiple forms of gender violence and secure equal access to quality education and health, economic resources and participation in political life for both women and girls and men and boys. It is also essential to achieve equal opportunities in access to employment and to positions of leadership and decision-making at all levels.
The UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres has stated that achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world.