when it comes to water, I thought I'd out my own personal OOPS.
until a few months ago I behaved somewhat obliviously. I knew bottled water was an obvious financial rip-off but didn't think critically about all the other problems - so when I was out and about and thirsty, well.......
then I saw tapped.
now, my blinders are OFF.....no more oops for me!
if you have 8 minutes check out annie leonard's short documentary the story of bottled water
no time for annie's vid?
okay, here's a nifty summary developed by Online Education
inspired? take the pledge
Take Back the Tap Pledge
I pledge to:
- Choose tap water over bottled water whenever possible;
- Fill a reusable bottle with tap water;
- Support policies that promote clean, affordable tap water for all.
and just think, when you give up bottle water you can start using these containers that are oh so much nicer than plastic bottles that end up polluting our lovely watery planet (not to mention all the other problems!)
photos: top - just a small sample of bottled water for sale at a local grocery store, october 2010 ; bottom - reusable canteens, waterloo records, austin, september 2010