Today is Bottled Water Free Day: How Are You Celebrating?
Today, people across the United States and Canada are choosing to give up bottled water and drink tap water when available. People are taking a stand in support of public water and against the privatization of our water resources. It is time to unite and ban bottled water.
Join the Canadian Federation of Students, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Sierra Youth Coalition, Development & Peace, the Polaris Institute, and Ban the Bottle in the countdown to Canada’s second Bottled Water Free Day! On March 10 2011, communities across Canada and the world will be mobilizing to take action to ban the bottle and reclaim public water.
History of the Event
Bottled Water Free Day originated in Canada and was organized in March 2010 by the Canadian Federation of Students, Sierra Youth Coalition and the Polaris Institute, as a response to a growing movement of back-to-the-tap practitioners across Canada.
The first ever Bottled Water Free Day was a huge success drawing thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to participate in events that highlighted the negative impacts of bottled water. In the end more than 60 universities and campuses organized events, there were over 60 media stories covering the day, and nearly 4000 Canadians signed a personal pledge to not drink bottled water.
The movement continues to gain momentum as countries around the world are joining organizers in Canada for Bottled Water Free Day in the fight to end the corporate control of water!
What You Can Do
Whether you can contribute 5 minutes or a lifetime in the fight against the privatisation of our public water resources, there are tools for you to take action. Take a look through the website to find out about the issues and get the tools you need to take action.
Talk about it!
Talk to your friends, parent, community members, and classmates about the problems associated with bottled water. In order to win this fight we need to get people talking and build support for our cause. It’s as easy as turning to the person next to you in a class and asking them if they know about the environmental impact of bottled water. So learn the facts and get out there!