“We can’t live without water!” was one of the messages that the Mpophomeni Enviro-club kids wrote for their ‘connecting the dots’ message. For those who were unaware, May 5 was a global day of action organised by 350.org, this year’s theme was ‘connecting the dots’. All over the planet people took photographs of themselves with a dot, and a message about how climate change is affecting their lives directly. From Salvador in Brazil came a picture of the effects of rising sea levels, to New York State where apple production has been interrupted by frost. In Cape Town, a group of activists hung a giant dot from the side of Table Mountain, where they reminded us that our country’s icon could become an island in the sea. In Howick, the action centred around water issues: the uMngeni River Walkers highlighted the connectedness of river issues, another group walked down Symmonds stream, and the Mpophomeni Enviro-club researched and made posters to illustrate the effects of climate change on our wetlands and rivers. The uMngeni River Catchment provides water for over 5 million people, a resource that is worth protecting. Follow the river walkers on their journey down the river at http://umngeniriverwalk.wordpress.com.